Developing Pro-Poor Markets for Environmental Services in the Philippines.

TitleDeveloping Pro-Poor Markets for Environmental Services in the Philippines.
Publication TypeWorking Paper
AuthorsRosales R
Secondary TitleRUPES Working Paper No. 2003_2
Call NumberWP0014-04
PublisherWorld Agroforestry Centre - ICRAF, SEA Regional Office and International Fund for Agricultural Development
Place PublishedBogor, Indonesia
Year of Publication2003
Date PublishedFebruary 2003
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThis study aims to conduct a preliminary assessment of the development of markets for environmental services (ES) in the Philippines. The assessment will pay particular attention to the distribution of costs and benefits among different stakeholder groups, in light of widespread public concern about the impacts of market-based instruments on the poor. It further aims to include an assessment of the process by which such instruments were introduced (e.g. the extent of public participation in decision-making). Ideally, the assessment would address the full social, economic and environmental impacts of market-based instruments at every stage, from initial development through to monitoring and enforcement. In practice though, most instruments are still in the early stages of development or implementation. Hence this assessment will be limited to the design, introduction and preliminary impacts of economic instruments. This will include impacts on people’s livelihoods and revenue generation for sustainable management of the resource or the area.
KeywordsEnvironmental services, Phillipines
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