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dc.contributor.authorSchulz, Christopheren
dc.contributor.authorIoris, AARen
dc.contributor.authorMartin-Ortega, Jen
dc.contributor.authorGlenk, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-14T00:31:05Z
dc.date.available2018-12-14T00:31:05Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01en
dc.identifier.issn1070-4965
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286906
dc.description.abstract© The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav. The present study investigates the prospects for a large-scale implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in the Brazilian Pantanal wetland. Despite increasing environmental threats associated with development pressures and the growing interest of public and private organizations, no PES schemes are currently in place in the Pantanal. Through an exploratory scenario analysis, this article determines the prospects for PES in the area. The findings suggest that a large-scale implementation is unlikely, as this would require much higher levels of environmental awareness among local decision makers and low substitution rates of ecosystem services by technology. Furthermore, strong socioeconomic inequality between inhabitants of the Pantanal lowlands and wealthy farmers of the neighboring uplands means that potential suppliers of ecosystem services would face very high opportunity costs to participate in PES schemes. The research findings are also relevant to other environmentally sensitive regions experiencing rapid economic growth and weak environmental regulation.
dc.titleProspects for Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Brazilian Pantanal: A Scenario Analysisen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage53
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Environment and Developmenten
prism.startingPage26
prism.volume24en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.34215
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/1070496514548580en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-01-01en
dc.contributor.orcidSchulz, Christopher [0000-0002-0206-2390]
dc.identifier.eissn1552-5465
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-01-01


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