Paying smallholders not to cut down the amazon forest: impact evaluation of a REDD+ pilot project
Julie Subervie (),
Marina Cromberg and
Working Papers from Chaire Economie du climat
We estimate the additional effects of a REDD+ pilot project offering Payments for Environmental Services to reduce deforestation by smallholders in the Brazilian Amazon. We collected original data from 181 individual farmers. We use DID-matching and find evidence that supports the parallel trend assumption. We estimate that an average of 4 ha of forest have been saved on each participating farm in 2014, at the expense of pastures versus croplands. This amounts to a decrease in the deforestation rate of about 50 percent. We find no evidence of leakage effects. Finally, we find that the project is cost-effective.
Keywords: REDD+; Payments for environmental services; Brazilian Amazon; Treatments effects; Quasi-Experiment. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 Q23 Q57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
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