What happens when the poor and decision makers disagree about ecosystem management? ESPA work in India has shown how scientific experts and local villagers can have very different opinions as to what underlies changes in services such as water availability as a result of theirdifferences in access to knowledge and world views. The establishment of PES schemes can also lead to conflict as some individuals loose out in terms of access to resources, social status and political influence. Clearly, decision makers may not always understand the...
Evidence and Impact Research Grants
Four Evidence and Impact Research Grants (EIRGs) have been awarded to increase the impact of the ESPA programme through influencing key policy processes during 2012. The projects will run for up to 12 months.
|Biodiversity, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: assessing the current state of the evidence||Dr Dilys Roe||EIRG-2011-173|
|Impact of Jatropha production on ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in southern Africa||Professor Katherine Willis||EIRG-2011-180|
|Impacts of community management of forests and floodplains||Dr Parvin Sultana||EIRG-2011-175|
|Safe operating spaces for regional rural development: a new conceptual tool for evaluating complex socio-ecological system dynamics||Professor John Dearing||EIRG-2011-166|