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2018-06-07 | Other Publications

Behavioural economics: Cash incentives avert deforestation

Cárdenas, Juan Camilo. 2017. “Behavioural economics: Cash incentives avert deforestation” Nature Climate Change 7 688-689
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There is tension in developing countries between financial incentives to clear forests and climate regulation benefits of preserving trees. Now research shows that paying private forest owners in Uganda reduced deforestation, adding to the debate on the use of monetary incentives in forest conservation.