New Book: Governing the Provision of Ecosystem Services, Co-edited by Laura Rival

05 November, 2012

A new book, Governing the Provision of Ecosystem Services, edited by ODID's Laura Rival and Dr Roldan Muradian of Radboud University is published by Springer this month.

Founded on the core notion that we have reached a turning point in the governance, and thus the conservation, of ecosystems and the environment, this edited volume features more than 20 original chapters, each informed by the paradigm shift in the sector over the last decade.

Where once the emphasis was on strategies for conservation, enacted through instruments of control such as planning and ‘polluter pays’ legislation, more recent developments have shown a shift towards incentive-based arrangements aimed at those responsible for providing the environmental services enabled by such ecosystems.

Encouraging shared responsibility for watershed management, developed in Costa Rica, is a prime example, and the various interests involved in its instauration in Java are one of the subjects examined here.

The book launch will take place at 6:30 pm on Wednesday November 7 at ODID. Dr Muradian will also deliver a special seminar entitled Payments for Ecosystem Services as Incentives for Collective Action before the launch in Seminar Room 2 at 5 pm.