Coordinated service provision in payment for ecosystem service schemes through adaptive governance

Cook, David C., Kristensen, Nadiah P. and Liu, Shuang (2016) Coordinated service provision in payment for ecosystem service schemes through adaptive governance. Ecosystem Services, 19 103-108. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.01.008


Author Cook, David C.
Kristensen, Nadiah P.
Liu, Shuang
Title Coordinated service provision in payment for ecosystem service schemes through adaptive governance
Journal name Ecosystem Services   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2212-0416
Publication date 2016-06
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.01.008
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 19
Start page 103
End page 108
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract In this paper, we look to the adaptive governance literature for insight into how payment schemes for the provision of ecosystem services might be designed to achieve multiple socially desirable objectives over different spatial scales instead of simply focusing on localised benefits for service providers. Using the principles of adaptive governance, we explore how the concepts of lateral information flows and incentive alignment might shape ecosystem service payment schemes and allow the coordination of ecosystem service priorities across different jurisdictions. We suggest that progressing from purely anthropocentric assessments of payment schemes towards biocentric evaluations may lead to improved design principles. We discuss specific advantages of adaptive governance approaches over traditional centralised governance models related to policy-experimentation at multiple spatial scales, institutional variety and deliberative decision-making processes that establish dialogue between service providers and beneficiaries that promote group learning.
Keyword Payment for ecosystem services
Adaptive governance
Ecosystem services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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