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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.04.011
Volltext Akzeptiertes Manuskript
Titel (primär) Don’t throw efficiency out with the bathwater: A reply to Jeffery and Verheijen (2020)
Autor Bartkowski, B.
Journal / Serie Environmental Science & Policy
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Department OEKON
Band/Volume 122
Seite von 72
Seite bis 74
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Agri-environmental policy; Incentive payments; Soil functions; Soil health
Abstract In this communication, I reply to the recent article by Jeffery and Verheijen (2020) ‘A new soil health policy paradigm: Pay for practice not performance!’. While expressing support for their call for a more pronounced role of soil protection in agri-environmental policy, I critically discuss the two main elements of their specific proposal: its emphasis of the concept of soil health and the recommendation to use action-based payments as the main policy instrument. I argue for using soil functions as a more established concept (and thus more adequate for policy purposes), which is also informationally richer than soil health. Furthermore, I provide a more differentiated discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of result-based and action-based payments, while addressing the specific criticisms towards the former that Jeffery and Verheijen voice. Also, I suggest an alternative approach (a hybrid model-based scheme) that addresses the limitations of both Jeffery and Verheijen’s own proposal and the valid criticisms they direct at result-based payments.
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Bartkowski, B. (2021):
Don’t throw efficiency out with the bathwater: A reply to Jeffery and Verheijen (2020)
Environ. Sci. Policy 122 , 72 - 74