Designing REDD+ schemes when forest users are not forest landowners. Evidence from a survey-based experiment in Kenya

Veronesi, M.; Reutemann, T.; Zabel von Felten, Astrid Mirjam; Engel, S. (2015). Designing REDD+ schemes when forest users are not forest landowners. Evidence from a survey-based experiment in Kenya Ecological Economics, 116, pp. 46-57. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.04.009

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This study contributes to the debate on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD +) and the relationship between land tenure and forest conservation. We investigate policies that create alternative livelihood options for people around REDD + forests who are forest users but not forest landowners. We compare the performance of a conventional integrated conservation and development policy (ICDP) with an alternative hybrid policy that combines features of ICDP and payments for environmental services. Through a survey-based experiment in Kenya, we compare the effectiveness of different REDD + payment schemes given rising opportunity costs of forest use. This study shows that hybrid approaches that provide alternative income opportunities to local people, target the local drivers of deforestation, are conditional on environmental outcomes, and account for changing opportunity costs could work as effective policy options.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > Multifunctional forest management
School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute

Name:

Veronesi, M.;
Reutemann, T.;
Zabel von Felten, Astrid Mirjam and
Engel, S.

Subjects:

S Agriculture > SD Forestry

ISSN:

0921-8009

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

27 Aug 2019 09:34

Last Modified:

23 Sep 2020 09:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.04.009

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.5641

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/5641

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