P4GES: Can Paying for Global Ecosystem Services reduce poverty?

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: Bidaud, C.; Schreckenberg, K.; Rabeharison, M.; Ranjatson, P.; Gibbons, J.; Jones, J.P.G.
Year: 2017
Authors: Rakotonarivo, S.; Jacobsen, J.B.; Larsen, H.O.; Jones, J.P.G.; Nielsen, M.R.; Ramamonjisoa, B.S.; Mandimbiniaina, R.H.; Hockley, N.
Year: 2017
Authors: Ghimire, C.Prasad; Bruijnzeel, A.; Lubczynski, M.W.; Ravelona, M.; Zwartendijk, B.W.; van Meerveld, H.J.
Year: 2017
Authors: Zwartendijk, B.W.; van Meerveld, H.J.; Ghimire, C.P.; Bruijnzeel, L.A.; Ravelona, M.; Jones, J.P.G.
Year: 2017
Authors: 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.
Year: 2016
Authors: 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.
Year: 2016
Authors: Rasolofoson, R.A.; Ferraro, P.J.; Ruta, G.; Rasamorlina, M.S.; Randriankolona, P.L.; Larsen, H.O.; Jones, J.P.G.
Year: 2016
Authors: Rasolofoson, R.A.; Ferraro, P.J.; Jenkins, C.N.; Jones, J.P.G.
Year: 2015
Authors: 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.
Year: 2015
Authors: Poudyal, M.; Ramamonjisoa, B.; Hockley, N.; Rakotonarivo, O.; Gibbons, J.; Mandimbiniaina, R.; Rasoamanana, A.; Jones, J.
Year: 2015
Organisation:
Country: Madagascar
Lead Principal Investigator
Organisation: Bangor University
Country: United Kingdom
Principal Investigator
Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Country: United Kingdom
Principal Investigator
Organisation: Conservation International
Country: United States
Principal Investigator
Organisation: King's College London
Country: United Kingdom
Principal Investigator
Organisation: University of Antananarivo
Country: Madagascar
Co Investigator
Organisation: Conservation International Foundation
Country: United States
Co Investigator
Organisation: Free (VU) University of Amsterdam
Country: Netherlands
Co Investigator
Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: Bangor University
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: Bangor University
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Antananarivo
Country: Madagascar
Co Investigator
Organisation: Madagasikara Voakajy
Country: Madagascar
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Antananarivo
Country: Madagascar
Co Investigator
Organisation: Madagasikara Voakajy
Country: Madagascar
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Antananarivo
Country: Madagascar
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Southampton
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: Conservation International Foundation
Country: United States
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland
Researcher Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Antananarivo
Country: Madagascar
Researcher
Organisation: Conservation International Foundation
Country: United States
Researcher
Organisation: Conservation International
Country: United States
Researcher
Organisation: Bangor University
Country: United Kingdom
Researcher
Organisation: Conservation International Foundation
Country: United States
Researcher
Organisation: Conservation International Foundation
Country: United States
Researcher
Organisation: Madagasikara Voakajy
Country: Madagascar
Researcher
Organisation: Conservation International Foundation
Country: United States
Researcher
Organisation: Conservation International
Country: United States
Research Associate
Organisation: VU University Amsterdam.
Country: The Netherlands
Research Assistant
Organisation: Laboratoire des RadioIsotopes
Country: Madagascar
Research Assistant
Organisation: Conservation International
Country: Madagascar
Research Assistant
Organisation: Madagasikara Voakajy
Country: Madagascar
Research Assistant
Organisation: Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques
Country: Madagascar
Research Assistant
Organisation: Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques
Country: Madagascar
Research Assistant
Organisation: Madagasikara Voakajy
Country: Madagascar
Research Assistant
Organisation: Madagasikara Voakajy
Country: Madagascar
Research Assistant
Organisation: Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques
Country: Madagascar
Research Assistant
Organisation: Laboratoire des RadioIsotopes
Country: Madagascar
Research Assistant
Organisation: Madagascar
Country: Madagascar
Research Partner
Organisation: Conservation International
Country: Costa Rica
Administrative
Organisation: Bangor University
Country: United Kingdom