Decentralised conservation: money talks


There is a general perception that democratisation leads to conservation, and so it follows that the global trend towards more democratic and decentralised systems of government would be good news for the environment. But in even the most democratic regimes voters at the polling booth are liable to put their financial interests ahead of the environment, choosing their political leaders accordingly. To improve conservation, decentralised systems must take these financial motivations into consideration, with the appropriate transfers and payments for environmental services being incorporated into their very design.

The decentralization sometime can fail to identify the excess (side effect) related to the emerging power of local government as well as the interest of the private sector to enlarge its pie of benefit. Based on the research conducted by my collegue Zulfikar and me and it is done in Sorong-West Papua, Indonesia. One side effect of decentralization is the "legalisation" of further deforestation. Marlon Arthur Huwae-EMD alumni 2010 State University of Papua
Huwae Marlon Arthur 5 years 1 week ago
How can the financial motivations be considered : what are the enabling environment and mechanisms for decentralized financial planning / motivations ?
zaidy.khan 5 years 1 week ago

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