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Social impacts of instruments and enhancing political legitimacy

Contact: Ina Porras, IIED

Objectives

  • provide an interdisciplinary conceptual approach for the analysis of social impacts and legitimacy of policy instruments drawing insights from economic, sociological and legal, and ethics literature.
  • develop a methodological framework for analysis of social impacts for the instrument mixes in the case studies
  • support the application of these methodologies in the case studies
  • based on case study experiences, produce a set of best practice guidelines

Task 1 Literature review and development of an interdisciplinary conceptual approach for social impact analysis

Task 2 Development of methodological guidelines for analysis of the instrument mixes in the case studies

Task 3 Testing methodological guidelines in the case studies

 

Publications
  • Bittner, S. and Lienhoop, N., 2013: Understanding non-participation of farmers in agri-environmental schemes for afforestation. The case of West Saxony.
  • Grieg-Gran, M. et al. (2011) Guidelines for Assessing Social Impacts and Legitimacy in Conservation. Technical Guide Issue no. 1
  • Grieg‐Gran, M. et al. (2013) Best practice guidelines for assessing  social impacts and legitimacy of conservation policy  instruments. Technical Brief Issue no.8 
  • J. Vivan (in memoriam), R. Davenport, P.C. Nunes, R. Abad, P.H. May, D.N. Barton, L.P. Amaral. 2013. Pilot projects and agroenvironmental measures in northwest Mato Grosso, Brazil: impacts and lesson for REDD+ policy “mixes.” Paper presented at ESEE Conference, Lille.
  • Lienhoop, N., Brouwer, R., 2014: Agrienvironmental policy valuation: Farmers‘ design preferences for afforestation schemes. Land Use Planning
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Porras, I. , A. Chacon Cascante, D.N.Barton, D. Tobar (2014) Ecosystems for Sale. Land prices and payments for ecosystem services in Costa Rica
  • Svarstad, H. et al. (2011) Three types of environmental justice - From concepts to empirical studies of social impacts of policy instruments for conservation of biodiversity. Report No 1

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