Quantifying the impacts of the quality of governance on deforestation

Umemiya C, Rametsteiner E, & Kraxner F (2010). Quantifying the impacts of the quality of governance on deforestation. Environmental Science & Policy 13 (8): 695-701. DOI:10.1016/j.envsci.2010.07.002.

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Abstract

The quality of governance is known to have effects on deforestation, together with other social and economic factors. However, assessing the impact of governance quality is a challenging task due to the complex and diverse mechanisms of deforestation as well as limited data availability. In this paper, interrelations between governance quality and deforestation rates are analysed on a global scale, using national data on governance quality and deforestation. Results indicate an increase in governance quality tends to be associated with a decrease in deforesttion rates (i.e., a lower level of deforestation). The paper then discusses the limitations of the quantitative assessment, including data issues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Governance; Quality of governance; Deforestation; Impact assessment; REDD+
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: Environmental Science and Policy; 13(8):695-701 (December 2010) (Published online 3 August 2010)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:43
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 14:42
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9209

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