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Title: Alternatives to comprehensive ecosystem services markets: the contribution of forest related programs in New Zealand
Author: Bhatta, A. P.
Bigsby, Hugh R.
Cullen, Ross
Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
Citation: Bhatta, A., Bigsby, H., & Cullen, R. (2011). Alternatives to comprehensive ecosystem services markets: the contribution of forest related programs in New Zealand. New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, 25-26 August 2011. Nelson, New Zealand: New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
Item Type: Conference Contribution - Full Conference Paper
Abstract: Due to the public goods characteristics of many ecosystem services and their vital importance to human welfare, various mechanisms have been put in place to motivate private landowners in the provision of ecosystem services. A common approach is to try to develop a comprehensive ecosystem services market where landowners can receive payments from beneficiaries of ecosystem services. Much research has been directed at developing methods for valuing the range of ecosystem services so that they can be incorporated into ecosystem services markets. However, valuation methods are difficult, expensive and time consuming. Other approaches to the provision of ecosystem services such as payments for ecosystem services usually focus on a single service like water or biodiversity. However, in the provision of a particu lar ecosystem service, there are spill-over effects of provid ing other ecosystem services, and thus studying those spill-over effects may provide a simple and cost effective way of ensuring the provision of a wide range of ecosystem services. In New Zealand, there are a variety of forestry programs which provide incentives to landowners to plant trees on their lands to meet particular objectives, but which also produce other ES. This research aims to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the provision of a wide range of ES by these approaches, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, the East Coast Forestry Scheme, and the QEII National Trust.
Description: Paper presented at the 2011 NZARES Conference
Persistent URL (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10182/4344
Related: The original publication is available from http://ageconsearch.umn.edu
Related URI: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/115350/2/Bhatta%20Paper.pdf
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