Designing pro-poor rewards for ecosystem services: lessons from the United States?
Jacobs, Harvey Martin
Land Tenure Center, Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin
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The United States has experimented with its version of rewards for ecosystem services for close to 80 years. In general, market forces are used to reward land users for protecting the environment. This LTC Brief examines the US experience and investigates if the lessons can be adapted to tenure regimes in the developing world.
public land policy
payments for ecosystem services