Article history: Nature provides a wide range of ecosystem services (ES) that are vital for human well-being and liveli- Received 17 November 2014 hoods. The supply of these services is being threatened by local and global pressures. Managing for the Received in revised form 26 October 2015 provision of ES can provide a range of beneﬁts that, in economic terms, can be deﬁned as, private, com- Accepted 11 November 2015 mon or public goods. Inspired by the theme ‘local action for the common good’ of 7th Ecosystem Service Available online 21 November 2015 Partnership conference held in Costa Rica, this paper examines the key issues in policy and management for production and management of ES in a way that meet the broader common good. The ES approach is Keywords: not widely understood by policymakers, the general public and the private sector. While the approach Livelihoods is a promising contribution to providing for common good outcomes from the management of natu- Natural resource management ral resources, much needs to be done to ensure that it achieves the dual purposes of maintaining and Land use planning enhancing the supply of different services and improving the livelihoods of the rural poor in
Land Use Policy – Elsevier
Published: Nov 1, 2016
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