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Payments, ecosystems and development: Payments for Environmental Services (PES) in the Mexican Lacandona rainforest

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Payments for Environmental Services (PES) emerged as a popular forest conservation policy across the Global South since the 1990s, first in Latin America and then elsewhere. PES aim to reduce deforestation and degradation by providing payments to participants conditional on forest protection. PES attracted much attention among policy-makers as a potentially cost-effective and efficient conservation alternative, and for their poverty-alleviation prospects when operating among ‘poor’ forest-...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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