Policy instruments

Thumbnail Porras, I., Barton, D.N, Miranda, M. and Chacón-Cascante, A. (2013). Learning from 20 years of Payments for Ecosystem Services in Costa Rica. International Institute for Environment and Development, London.
Thumbnail Sanchez, Oscar (2014): Arreglos Institucionales del Programa de Pago por Servicios Ambientales (PSA) en Costa Rica

Peer reviewed

Thumbnail Balvanera, P. et al.(2012). Ecosystem services research in Latin America: The state of the art . Ecosystem Services, In Press
Thumbnail Barton, D.N. et al. (2013) Policyscape—A Spatially Explicit Evaluation of Voluntary Conservation in a Policy Mix for Biodiversity Conservation in Norway. Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal, 26:10, 1185-1201
Thumbnail Klassert, C., und Möckel, S. (2013). Improving the Policy Mix: The Scope for Market-Based Instruments in EU Biodiversity Policy. Environmental Policy and Governance (EPG) 23: 311-322
Thumbnail Paloniemi, Riikka and Vainio, Annukka (2011) 'Legitimacy and empowerment: combining two conceptual approaches for explaining forest owners' willingness to cooperate in nature conservation', Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 8: 2, 123 - 138
Thumbnail Primmer (2011), Analysis of institutional adaptation: integration of biodiversity conservation into forestry, Journal of Cleaner Production, 19: 16, 1822 - 1832
Thumbnail Primmer, E. et al.(2013) Evolution in Finland's Forest Biodiversity Conservation Payments and the Institutional Constraints on Establishing New Policy, Society and Natural Resources, 0:1-18
Thumbnail Primmer, E., Paloniemi, R., Similä, J., Tainio A. 2014. Forest owner perceptions of institutions and voluntary contracting for biodiversity conservation: Not crowding out but staying out. Ecological Economics 103, 1-10.
Thumbnail Raitanen, E. et al. (2013) Economic Instruments for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Conservation & the EU State Aid. Regulation. Journal for european environmental & planning law 10(1), 6-28.
Thumbnail Santos, R., Ring, I., Antunes, P., Clemente, P., 2012. Fiscal transfers for biodiversity conservation: the Portuguese Local Finances Law. Land Use Policy, 29, 261-273 Acknowledgement: SCALES EC-FP7 project, which funded part of the research
Thumbnail Schröter et al. (2015) Ecosystem Services and Opportunity Costs Shift Spatial Priorities for Conserving Forest Biodiversity. PLOS ONE November 13, 2014
Thumbnail Simila, J. et al. (2014) Biodiversity Protection in Private Forests: An Analysis of Compliance Journal of Environmental Law, 2014, 0, 1–21

Project publications

Thumbnail Barton et al. (2014) Guidelines for multi-scale policy mix assessments. POLICYMIX Technical Brief No. 12
Thumbnail Barton, D. N. et al. (2010) Assessing the Role of Economic Instruments in a Policy Mix for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services Provision: A Review of Some Methodological Challenges. Discussion Paper 1-2010
Thumbnail Barton, D. N. et al. (2012)Assessment of existing and proposed policy instruments for biodiversity conservation in Norway. Report 1/2012
Thumbnail Barton, D.N. , I. Ring, G. Rusch (2014) Policyscape: Nature-based policy mixes for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services provision
Thumbnail Cárdenas et al. 2014. Costa Rica: Effectivity of PES carbon balance in livestock systems in Nicoya peninsula, Costa Rica
Thumbnail Cassola, R.S. 2011. Ecological Fiscal Transfers for Biodiversity Conservation: Options for a federal-state arrangement in Brazil. Master thesis, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau.
Thumbnail Chacón-Cascante et al. 2013. Evaluating the policymix path dependency of PES using socio-ecological system characteristics: the case of Hojancha, Nicoya and Nandayure
Thumbnail Chacón-Cascante et al. 2014. Social Impact evaluation of forest conservation and reforestation PES contracts in Hojancha
Thumbnail Chacón-Cascante, al. (2012). Costa Rica: National level assessment of the role of economic instruments in the conservation policymix. Report 2/2012
Thumbnail Clemente, P., Santos, R., Antunes, P., Pinto, R. Assessing farmers’ perceptions and performance of agri-environmental schemes in a multifunctional agro-forest system: lessons for instrument design in a conservation policymix.
Thumbnail Droste, N. 2013. Naturschutz im föderalen System Deutschlands. Eine ökonomische Perspektive auf einen ökologischen Länderfinanzausgleich. Masterarbeit, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg und Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, Oldenburg.
Thumbnail Fasiaben, M.C.R., Gori, A., Andrade, D.C., Ângelo, J.A. Costs of environmental protection in different types of agricultural production units: the case of Cantareira-Mantiqueira Corridor Region.
Thumbnail May P. H., M. F. Gebara, G. Lima, C. Jordão, P. Nogueira, M. Grieg-Gran. 2013. The effectiveness and fairness of the “Ecological ICMS” as a fiscal transfer for biodiversition conservation. A tale of two municipalities in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Paper presented at ESEE Conference, Lille.
Thumbnail May, P. et al. (2012) Assessment of the role of economic and regulatory instruments in the conservation policymix for the Brazilian Amazon – a coarse grain study. Report 5/2012
Thumbnail May, P.H. et al (2012) The "Ecological" Value Added Tax (ICMS-Ecologico) in Brazil and its effectiveness in State biodiversity conservation: a comparative analysis
Thumbnail May, P.H. et al (2013) The effectiveness and fairness of the "Ecological ICMS" as a fiscal transfer for biodiversity conservation. A tale of two municipalities in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Thumbnail Pinto, R., Antunes, P., Santos, R., Blumentrath, S., Clemente, P. Evaluating spatial targeting and planning effectiveness of policies: Illustrative example of an agri-environmental measure application in a multifunctional system. (in preparation)
Thumbnail Porras, I. , A. Chacon Cascante, D.N.Barton, D. Tobar (2014) Ecosystems for Sale. Land prices and payments for ecosystem services in Costa Rica
Thumbnail Primmer, E. et al. (2013) Finland: Assessment of existing and proposed policy instruments for biodiversity conservation at national level POLICYMIX Report Issue No 2/2013. This report replaces POLICYMIX Report 4/2012.
Thumbnail Puga, B.P., Chiodi, R., Sarcinelli, O., Andrade, D.C., Romeiro, A.R. Institutional aspects of PES schemes in Cantareira System Region.
Thumbnail Ramos-Bendaña et al. 2014. Evaluating spatial targeting of payments for forest ecosystem services: Using ‘policy benchmark scenarios’ derived from conservation planning tools
Thumbnail Ring, I. et al. (2011) Instrument Mixes for Biodiversity  Policies. Report 2/2011
Thumbnail Ring, I. et al. (2011) Recommendations for assessing instruments in policy mixes for biodiversity and ecosystem governance. Technical Brief Issue no. 5
Thumbnail Robalino et al. Substitutability and complementarity of forest conservation policies
Thumbnail Romeiro, A.R. et al. (2012) Assessment of existing and proposed policy instruments for biodiversity conservation in São Paulo -Brazil: a coarse grain analysis. Report 3/2012
Thumbnail Rugtveit, S.V., D. N. Barton, S. Navrud, A. Chacón Cascante (2013) Transaction and compliance costs of payments for ecosystem services in a public-private benefits framework - a case study from Peninsula de Nicoya, Costa Rica. Submitted to Ecosystem Services
Thumbnail Santos, R. et al. (2012) Assessment of the role of economic instruments in the Portuguese  conservation policymix – a national coarse grain analysis. Report 6/2012 
Thumbnail Santos, R., May, P., Barton, D.N., and Ring, I. (eds.) 2014. Comparative assessment of policy mixes across case studies - common design factors and transferability of assessment results. Report 1/2014.
Thumbnail Schröter et al.(2014) Lessons learned for spatial modelling of ecosystem services in support of ecosystem accounting. Ecosystem Services. Available online 1 August 2014.
Thumbnail Schröter-Schlaack, C., Ring, I., Koellner, T., Santos, R., Antunes, P., Clemente, P., Mathevet, R., Borie, M., Grodzińska-Jurczak, M. (2014): Intergovernmental fiscal transfers to support local conservation action in Europe. The German Journal of Economic Geography 58(2-3). Special Issue on “The economics of protected areas – a European perspective”, 98-114
Thumbnail Schröter‐Schlaack, al.(2013) Assessment of existing and proposed policy  instruments for biodiversity conservation in Germany  The role of ecological fiscal transfers. Report 1/2013
Thumbnail Schulz- Zunkel, C., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Ring, I. & Klenke, R. (2014): Selecting biodiversity indicators for implementing ecological fiscal transfers at state level in GermanySubmitted to Ecological Indicators
Thumbnail Similä, J. et al. (2012) Legal analysis of the relationship between European state aid and nature conservation law, and economic instruments for biodiversity protection. Report 7/2012
Thumbnail Sverdrup-Thygeson et al. (2015) Spatial Overlap between Environmental Policy Instruments and Areas of High Conservation Value in Forest
Thumbnail Vatn et al.(2014) Payments for Nature Values Market and Non-market Instruments
Thumbnail Vatn, A. et al. (2011) Can markets protect Biodiversity? An evaluation of different financial mechanisms