Innovation Addressing Climate Change Challenges
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Innovation Addressing Climate Change Challenges

Market-Based Perspectives

Edited by Mona Hymel, Larry Kreiser, Janet E. Milne and Hope Ashiabor

Although the world faces many environmental challenges, climate change continues to demand attention. This timely book explores ways in which market-based instruments and complementary policies can help countries meet their climate change goals. The chapters explore carbon pricing and other tax and non-tax measures, offering useful market-based perspectives that can help inform the many climate policy decisions that lie ahead.
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Chapter 12: Total economic value of the Cagayan de Oro river basin

Rosalina Palanca-Tan, Catherine Roween Chico-Almaden, Ma. Kresna Navarro, Marichu Melendez-Obedencio and Caroline Laarni Rubio-Sereñas

Abstract

The study measures the total economic value (TEV) of the flow of ecosystem services from the Cagayan de Oro (CDO) River Basin in Mindanao, Philippines. Estimates of the various components of TEV can serve as the basis and justification for the contributions that may be potentially collected from different economic sectors and social groups benefiting from the ecosystem’s services under a river basin-wide payment for environmental services (PES) scheme. Through PES, financial resources can be generated and used to reward local initiatives that restore and preserve the ecosystem. This approach has been identified as one strategic way to safeguard and enhance the continuing flow of environmental services from the river basin. Total benefits in the forms of stable supply of good-quality water, flood control, fishing and recreational value, and biodiversity are estimated to be about US$5.0–6.1 million per year.

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