P4GES: Can Paying for Global Ecosystem Services reduce poverty?

Lead PI
Professor Julia Jones
Institution
Bangor University
Start Date
1 June, 2013
End Date
28 February, 2017
Project Code
NE/K010220-1

Background:

There has been a recent explosion of interest in market mechanisms to capture global ecosystem service values. An argument in their favour is that they can, in principle, benefit the poor by increasing the value of their resources. However, the effect on poverty is not easily predicted and depends on

  • a) the structure and distribution of payments (how and when payments are made, and to whom)
  • b) how land-use changes driven by the payments influence the supply of locally important ecosystem services and livelihood options to poor people.

This project focuses on a single ecosystem (tropical forest) in a single low income country (Madagascar) to achieve a uniquely complete analysis in an effort to answer the central research question: How can international ecosystem service payment schemes (specifically for carbon sequestration/storage and biodiversity conservation) most effectively reduce poverty in low income countries, given biophysical, economic and political realities?

Further information:

Authors Title Year Citations
Bidauda, C.;Schreckenberg, K.;Rabeharison, M.;Ranjatson, P.;Gibbons, J.;Jones, J.P.G. The Sweet and the Bitter: Intertwined Positive and Negative Social Impacts of a Biodiversity Offset 2017
Rakotonarivo, S.;Jacobsen, J.B.;Larsen, H.O.;Jones, J.P.G.;Nielsen, M.R.;Ramamonjisoa, B.S.;Mandimbiniaina, R.H.;Hockley, N. Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence on the True Local Welfare Costs of Forest Conservation in Madagascar: Are Discrete Choice Experiments a Valid ex ante Tool? 2017
Ghimire, C.Prasad;Bruijnzeel, A.;Lubczynski, M.W.;Ravelona, M.;Zwartendijk, B.W.;van Meerveld, H.J. Measurement And Modeling Of Rainfall Interception By Two Differently Aged Secondary Forests In Upland Eastern Madagascar 2017
Zwartendijk, B.W.;van Meerveld, H.J.;Ghimire, C.P.;Bruijnzeel, L.A.;Ravelona, M.;Jones, J.P.G. Rebuilding soil hydrological functioning after swidden agriculture in eastern Madagascar 2017 2
Ramifehiarivo, N.;Brossard, M.;Grinand, C.;Andriamananjara, A.;Razafimbelo, T.;Rasolohery, A.;Razafimahatratra, H.;Seyler, F.;Ranaivoson, N.;Rabenarivo, M.;Albrecht, A.;Razafindrabe, F.;Razakamanarivo, H. Mapping Soil Organic Carbon On A National Scale: Towards An Improved And Updated Map Of Madagascar 2016
Andriamananjara, A.;Hewson, J.;Razakamanarivo, H.;Andrisoa, R.Hary;Ranaivoson, N.;Ramboatiana, N.;Razafindrakoto, M.;Ramifehiarivo, N.;Razafimanantsoa, M.P.;Rabeharisoa, L.;Ramananantoandro, T.;Rasolohery, A.;Rabetokotany, N.;Razafimbelo, T. Land cover impacts on aboveground and soil carbon stocks in Malagasy rainforest 2016 2
Rasolofoson, R.A.;Ferraro, P.J.;Ruta, G.;Rasamorlina, M.S.;Randriankolona, P.L.;Larsen, H.O.;Jones, J.P.G. Impacts of Community Forest Management on Human Economic Well-Being across Madagascar 2016
Rasolofoson, R.A.;Ferraro, P.J.;Jenkins, C.N.;Jones, J.P.G. Effectiveness of Community Forest Management at reducing deforestation in Madagascar 2015 10
John, F.A.V.St.;Brockington, D.;Bunnefeld, N.;Duffy, R.;Homewood, K.;Jones, J.P.G.;Keane, A.;Milner-Gulland, E.J.;Nuno, A.;Razafimanahaka, J.H. Research Ethics: Assuring Anonymity At The Individual Level May Not Be Sufficient To Protect Research Participants From Harm 2015 1
Poudyal, M.;Ramamonjisoa, B.;Hockley, N.;Rakotonarivo, O.;Gibbons, J.;Mandimbiniaina, R.;Rasoamanana, A.;Jones, J. Can Redd+ Social Safeguards Reach The 'right' People? Lessons From Madagascar 2015 11
Name Role Organisation Country
Professor Julia Jones Madagascar
Professor Julia Jones Lead Principal Investigator Bangor University United Kingdom
Dr Alison Cameron Principal Investigator Queen's University of Belfast United Kingdom
Dr Celia Harvey Principal Investigator Conservation International United States
Dr Mark Mulligan Principal Investigator King's College London United Kingdom
Dr Herintsitohaina Razakamanarivo Principal Investigator University of Antananarivo Madagascar
Dr LUCIANO ANDRIAMARO Co Investigator Conservation International Foundation United States
Professor Leendert Adriaan Sampurno Bruijnzeel Co Investigator Free (VU) University of Amsterdam Netherlands
Professor Mike Christie Co Investigator Aberystwyth University United Kingdom
Dr James Gibbons Co Investigator Bangor University United Kingdom
Dr Neal Hockley Co Investigator Bangor University United Kingdom
Professor Bruno RAMAMONJISOA Co Investigator University of Antananarivo Madagascar
Mr Joseph Christian RANDRIANANTOANDRO Co Investigator Madagasikara Voakajy Madagascar
Dr Hery Manantsoa RAZAFIMAHATRATRA Co Investigator University of Antananarivo Madagascar
Miss Julie Razafimanahaka Co Investigator Madagasikara Voakajy Madagascar
Professor Tantely Maminiaina Razafimbelo Co Investigator University of Antananarivo Madagascar
Dr Kate Schreckenberg Co Investigator University of Southampton United Kingdom
Dr marc steininger Co Investigator Conservation International Foundation United States
Dr H.J. (Ilja) van Meerveld Co Investigator University of Zurich Switzerland
Dr Jean Patrick Ranjatson Researcher Co Investigator University of Antananarivo Madagascar
Ms Rebecca Chacko Researcher Conservation International Foundation United States
Ms Jenny Hewson Researcher Conservation International United States
Dr Mahesh Pouydal Researcher Bangor University United Kingdom
Miss Andoniaina Mialisoa Rambeloson Researcher Conservation International Foundation United States
Mr Jeannicq Randrianarisoa Researcher Conservation International Foundation United States
Mr Roma Randrianavelona Researcher Madagasikara Voakajy Madagascar
Mr Andriambolantsoa Rasolohery Researcher Conservation International Foundation United States
Ms Karyn Tabor Researcher Conservation International United States
Mr Chandra Prasad Ghimire Research Associate VU University Amsterdam. The Netherlands
Mrs Carole ANDRIANIRINA Research Assistant Laboratoire des RadioIsotopes Madagascar
Miss Tokihenintsoa Andrianjohaninarivo Research Assistant Conservation International Madagascar
Mr Raphali Andriatsimanarilafy Research Assistant Madagasikara Voakajy Madagascar
Mrs Rina Mandimbiniaina Research Assistant Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques Madagascar
Mr Hasina Rakotoarison Research Assistant Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques Madagascar
Mr Viktor Rakotomboavonjy Research Assistant Madagasikara Voakajy Madagascar
Mr Manjakarivo Randrianarisoa Research Assistant Madagasikara Voakajy Madagascar
Miss Alexandra Rasoamanana Research Assistant Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques Madagascar
Mr Maafaka Ravelona Research Assistant Laboratoire des RadioIsotopes Madagascar
Ms Mathilde Soazandry Research Assistant Madagascar Madagascar
Mr Carlos Manuel Rodriguez Research Partner Conservation International Costa Rica
Ms Kate Potter Administrative Bangor University United Kingdom