May 23, 2012 By Judith Nzyoka
New publications on payments for environmental services (PES) in Africa are now online. Below are details and links to the publications:
Designing an incentive program to reduce on-farm deforestation in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania
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Payments for Ecosystem Services and Adaptation to Climate Change – Insights from a watershed in Kenya
This poster scrutinizes the role of PES in the context of adaptation to climate change by building upon the concept of pro-poor PES that is defined as one that maximizes synergies and minimizes trade-offs between PES and adaptation measures. PES and adaptation measures participatory techniques are applied to assess the adaptive capacity and evaluate current and future adaptation strategies among potential ecosystem service providers in Sasumua watershed, Kenya. PES is likely to increase several determinants of adaptive capacity but needs to be complemented. Therefore, the poster addresses strategies to maximize synergies and minimize trade-offs.
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Other relevant publications:
Petersa, G.P., J.C. Minxb, C.L. Weberd & O. Edenhoferc, ( 2012:May 12).Growth in emission transfers via international trade from 1990 to 2008. Ed: W. C. Clark, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. PNAS Direct Submission. www.pnas.org/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1073/pnas.1006388108/-/DCSupplemental. Download the journal
Bucki, M., D. Cuypers, P. Mayaux, F. Achard, C. Estreguil &.G. Grassi (2012: March). Assessing REDDC performance of countries with low monitoring capacities: The matrix approach. IOP publishing environmental research letters: Environ. Res. Lett. 7:014031 (13pp). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014031. Download the journal
European Commission, (2012: 10 May). Cost-effective monitoring of Payments for Environmental Services. Science for Environment Policy. Environment News Alert Service. SCU, the University of the West of England, Bristol. View here
Gross-Camp, N. D., A. Martin, S. McGuire, B. Kebede & J. Munyarukaza (2012, Jan). Payments for ecosystem services in an African protected area: exploring issues of legitimacy, fairness, equity and effectiveness. Oryx Publisher, Cambridge University Press. Copyright © Fauna & Flora International 2012 . DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605311001372.