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DOI 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2023.107816
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Global patterns of collective payments for ecosystem services and their degrees of commodification
Author Kaiser, J.; Krueger, T.; Haase, D.
Source Titel Ecological Economics
Year 2023
Department CLE
Volume 209
Page From art. 107816
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Payments for Ecosystem Services; Commodification; Community-Based; Collective Action; Land Tenure; Privatization
Abstract This study provides a novel framework for analysing PES-related degrees of ES-commodification. The framework differentiates PES programs by the extent to which ES are traded in a market-like exchange in terms of four PES design components. We apply this framework to a newly compiled global dataset of collective PES programs (C-PES). C-PES address communities and groups instead of individuals and private entities and provide voluntary, conditional incentives for ES protection. Many conservationists see potentials for supporting participation and cooperation when linking common land titles with the PES approach instead of strengthening private land tenure regimes. We identified 29 C-PES cases with clusters in Central and Southeast Africa, Central America, and Southeast Asia. Particularly C-PES programs focusing on carbon or wildlife ES reach medium to high degrees of commodification, whereas schemes targeting biodiversity, watershed, or bundled ES show rather low to medium degrees of commodification. Our framework allows for a more nuanced study of the pluralism of PES designs and lays the foundation for further research on the differentiated role of ES-commodification for social-ecological outcomes.
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Kaiser, J., Krueger, T., Haase, D. (2023):
Global patterns of collective payments for ecosystem services and their degrees of commodification
Ecol. Econ. 209 , art. 107816 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2023.107816