Alternatives for improving Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) effectiveness on water resources

Submitted by Marianela Arguello on

Environmental Services include all contributions of nature to humans, and these are relative according to the context and the existence of alternatives (IPBES 2019). Ecosystem degradation jeopardizes the sustainable provision of these services. In this context, Payne for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes arose as policy instruments that promote pro-environmental land use through financial incentives for actions that improve, maintain, or maximize the provision of ES (Kim et al. 2016). 

Climate Change, Conservation, Forestry, Land, Policy Design, Water

Housing Characteristics and Mode of Household Solid Waste Disposal in Ghana: An Empirical Estimation

Submitted by Vicentia Quartey on
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Improper solid waste disposal practices have negative consequences on the environment and the health of residents. While several factors have been blamed for poor solid waste disposal practices in most developing countries, household socio-economic and housing characteristics have received less attention in the scholarly literature in terms of how they affect residents’ waste disposal practices.


Traditional beliefs and willingness to pay for improving a mining-polluted river in Ghana

Submitted by Vicentia Quartey on

Pollution of water resources is a widespread challenge across the globe which requires effective policy measures. However, in many instances, state institutions are weak in addressing these problems. One then wonders what alternative management regimes can be used in place of public policies. This study examined the willingness to pay (WTP) for the improvement of the Ankobra River, a mining-polluted river in the Western Region of Ghana, using the contingent valuation method.