Published on March 28, 2014
Can Ecosystem Services Reduce Poverty?
Yes….. But! • It’s often difficult to reach the poor. • Households require access to key capitals – Land, water, natural resources, finance, social, edu cation. • Good governance, effective institutions and markets are often required • Capacity strengthening needs to be addressed
Can PES Reduce Poverty?
Yes….. • But…. • It’s not automatic or even easy. • Badly designed schemes can enhance poverty. • There are risks of elite capture. • Schemes may not be sustainable.
Some Key Questions • When can/does PES reduce poverty? • Who benefits? Under what conditions? • How best to capture and transfer benefits? • What makes for effective governance, institutions and markets? • How efficient is the scheme? • Monitoring options • How to scale-up and scale out? • Is it likely to be sustainable?
The Role of Research • Understanding coupled socio-ecological systems. • Collecting evidence to address key questions. • Testing new approaches. • Providing pilot studies. • Developing and testing new concepts and ideas
Opportunities working with ESPA • www.espa.ac.uk – Share your knowledge or questions. Blog – ESPA’s growing body of evidence on PES • ESPA-2014 Grants. “Blue Skies” • Regional Opportunities Fund • ESPA Annual Meeting. – New Delhi 26-27 November • Synthesis activities. ESPA-2015 • Regional Evidence Brokers
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