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Balancing social and environmental sustainability: A qualitative case study about the social impacts of the Payments for Ecosystem Services program on rural farmers in Costa Rica


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Title: Balancing social and environmental sustainability: A qualitative case study about the social impacts of the Payments for Ecosystem Services program on rural farmers in Costa Rica
Authors: Ramirez, Emma
Issue Date: 11-Nov-2020
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: Globala studier
11
Keywords: Costa Rica
Guacimal
Monteverde
Environment
Payments for Environmental Services
Sustainability
Critical Sustainability
Abstract: Costa Rica has long been considered a leader in environmentally sustainable policy actions as the country aims to have 70% forest cover and much of their success has been attributed to the Payment for Environmental Services (PES) program. The program pays landowners to conserve their forests for the benefits nature provides, such as biodiversity, storing carbon, scenic beauty and fresh water regulation. Nearly one million hectares of forest have been a part of the PES program at some point in Co... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/66961
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