The governance of Costa Rica's programme of payments for environmental services: A stakeholder's perspective

Le Coq Jean-François, Froger Géraldine, Legrand Thomas, Pesche Denis, Saenz-Segura Fernando. 2013. The governance of Costa Rica's programme of payments for environmental services: A stakeholder's perspective. In : Governing the provision of ecosystem services. Muradian Roldan (ed.), Rival Laura (ed.). Dordrecht : Springer [Pays-Bas], pp. 237-257. (Studies in Ecological Economics, 4) ISBN 978-94-007-5175-0

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Abstract : The Costa Rican Payment for Environmental Services Program (PESP) was a pioneer programme to be developed using the notion of Environmental Services (ES). The PESP has been analysed as a very promising and innovating instrument for conservation purposes. As such, many scholars analysed the PESP and discussed its efficiency and its effects on poverty alleviation. In this chapter, we adopt an institutional framework to analyse the genesis and evolution of the PESP underlying the role of stakeholders. We show that PES governance is a social construction where many stakeholders are interacting to orient the objectives and functioning of the PESP towards their vision and interests. Indeed, the main decisions regarding the programme's features reflect the state and evolution of forest stakeholders' power balance and their learning process. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Politique de l'environnement, Gouvernance, Conservation des ressources, service, Écosystème, Changement climatique, Déboisement, Incitation, Analyse coût avantage, Évaluation de l'impact, forêt tropicale, atténuation des effets du changement climatique, Pauvreté

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Costa Rica

Mots-clés complémentaires : Service environnemental, Déforestation

Classification Agris : P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
K01 - Forestry - General aspects
P40 - Meteorology and climatology

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 5 (2005-2013) - Politiques publiques, pauvreté et inégalités

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