publication . Article . 2017

Social-ecological enabling conditions for payments for ecosystem services

Heidi R. Huber-Stearns; Drew E. Bennett; Stephen Posner; Ryan C. Richards; Jenn Hoyle. Fair; Stella J. M. Cousins; Chelsie L. Romulo;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Ecology and Society, volume 22 (issn: 1708-3087, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Resilience Alliance, Inc.
The concept of "enabling conditions" centers on conditions that facilitate approaches to addressing social and ecological challenges. Although multiple fields have independently addressed the concept of enabling conditions, the literature lacks a shared understanding or integration of concepts. We propose a more synthesized understanding of enabling conditions beyond disciplinary boundaries by focusing on the enabling conditions that influence the implementation of a range of environmental policies termed payments for ecosystem services (PES). Through an analysis of key literature from different disciplinary perspectives, we examined how researchers and practiti...
free text keywords: Ecosystem valuation, Environmental governance, Economics, Payment, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Ecosystem services, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, content analysis, enabling conditions, environmental synthesis, payments for ecosystem services, social-ecological systems, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Ecology, QH540-549.5
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