Cost effectiveness of Payments for Watershed Services: A case study of water supply to Greater Mumbai, India.
The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015. The CBA series of conferences focus on the latest developments in community-based adaptation to climate change. The theme of this year’s event was “Measuring and enhancing effective adaptation”, and all the posters presented at the conference were summaries of projects related to the conference theme. This poster is one of the posters featured at the conferance. For more information about CBA9, visit: www.cba9.org. If you want to learn more about community based adaptation, please visit the GICBA platform on weADAPT.
Why PES as CBA?Why Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) as Community-Based Adaptation (CBA)? – Forest conservation can slow climate change as also mitigate its current and future impacts. – Yet limited success in achieving this goal as communities benefit more from alternate land uses and forest exploitation than forest conservation. – Payments to rural communities for forest services like recreation, carbon sequestration through PES could make forest conservation attractive and wean them from deforestation. – Added advantage of integration of forest management with service users and community
– Use of historical data and regression models. – WTA through Provision Point Mechanism. – Benefit transfer mechanisms.