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Comparing tools to predict REDD+ conservation costs to Amazon smallholders

Riyong Kim-Bakkegaard, Jette Bredahl Jacobsen, Sven Wunder and Bo Thorsen

Resource and Energy Economics, 2017, vol. 49, issue C, 48-61

Abstract: •Two contingent valuation framings applied to obtain WTA for conservation contracts.•Auction framing resulted in lower mean WTA and sample variance than standard.•Auction framing more meaningfully correlated with socio-demographic drivers.•WTA positively correlated to measures of foregone rent from halting deforestation.•Promising potential of WTA methods for designing future conservation strategies.

Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1016/j.reseneeco.2017.02.002

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