Payments to landholders for managing water, land and ecosystems (WLE) in coastal agricultural catchments for protecting the Great Barrier Reef

Maraseni, Tek N. and Hanjra, Munir A. (2014) Payments to landholders for managing water, land and ecosystems (WLE) in coastal agricultural catchments for protecting the Great Barrier Reef. In: Economic incentives for marine and coastal conservation: prospects, challenges and policy implications. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, Oxon. United Kingdom, pp. 190-209. ISBN 9780415855976

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Sustainable management of water, land and ecosystems (WLE) is a central facet of human well-being and environmental security (Hanjra et al, 2009; Namara et al, 2010). This also intersects with an increasing emphasis on global food security and the failure of world governments to stem the degradation of natural resources, global bio-diversity loss and protection of natural and pristine environments, and their unique role in providing food and invaluable services to mankind. Market based instruments (MBIs) are the policy tools that can influence human behaviour through market signals and incentives rather than through explicit directives and regulations (Whitten and Young, 2003). They are becoming more popular because of their greater flexibility, effectiveness and efficiency (Whitten et al, 2003) In improving natural resource management for food security and livelihoods. In fact, they are particularly useful where regulatory approaches do not work well to arrest on-going degradation of natural resources.

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Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 01:05
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 06:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: MBIs; catchment management; market-based instruments; natural resources; food; government regulation; Great Barrier Reef
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960601 Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4324/9780203728345

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