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  • 1. Environment for Development Center for Central America
  • 2. Outline
    • Environment for Development Center for Central America
    • Facilities and Staff
    • Research portfolio
  • 3. Environment for Development Center for Central America
    • EfD Central America is hosted by CATIE: Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center
    • EfD Central America is an integral part of the Socio-economics of Environmental Goods and Services Group (SEBSA)
    • Our goal is to contribute to the design of policies to alleviate poverty and improve the management of natural resources in Central America
  • 4. CATIE Headquarters Turrialba, Costa Rica Environment for Development Center for Central America
  • 5. Facilities CATIE Headquarters, Turrialba, Costa Rica
  • 6. Researchers and staff Francisco Alpízar Director and Research Fellow Maria Angelica Naranjo Dissem. Officer and Junior Research Fellow Lizette Delgado Admin. and Support Roger Madrigal Research Fellow Allen Blackman Resident Advisor Juan Robalino Research Fellow Tanya O’Garra Post-doc Researcher
  • 7. Junior Researchers and Master Students
    • Carla Flores
    • Diego Herrera
    • Rebecca Osakwe
    • Alfredo Portilla
    • Laura Villalobos
  • 8. External research collaborators
    • T. Sterner, G. Kohlin, F. Carlson,
    • P. Martinson, O. Johansson
    • Gothenburg University
    • Elinor Ostrom
    • Indiana University
    • Jorge Rivera
    • George Washington University
    • Ian Parry
    • Resources for the Future
    • Dale Whitington
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Richard Woodward
    • Texas A&M University
    • Greg Amacher
    • Virgina Tech
    • Fabio Mendez
    • University of Arkansas
    • Alex Paff
    • Duke University
      • Luis Hall
      • Universidad de Alicante
      • David Zilberman and Federico Castillo
      • University of California, Berkeley
      • Xavier Basurto and Armando Razo
      • Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University
      • Francisco Aguilar
      • U. of Missouri
      • Other: UN Div. for Sust. Dev.; LACEEP; ALEAR; Rain Forest Alliance, UNDP, IADB and Local Regulatory Institutions
  • 9. Research portfolio
    • Protected Areas: National Parks, Programs for Payments for Environmental Services
    • Climate Change: Adaptability (Technology adoption and Biofuels) and Mitigation (REDD)
    • Natural Resources: Water management and sanitation
    • Urban Issues: Transportation and Urban environmental amenities.
    • Environmental Policies: Taxes (Fuel) and Voluntary Environmental Regulations
    • Agriculture: Certification and Technology Adoption in Coffee
  • 10. Protected Areas (4 Projects)
    • What affect voluntary contributions to national parks? A field study in Cahuita National Park
      • Determinants of contribution (voluntary or compulsory)
      • Alpizar and Martinson (U. Gothenburg)
    • Evaluating the effects of Land Conservation Policies in Developing Countries
      • Estimating additionality of Land Conservation Policies in Costa Rica and Mexico currently and Brazil in the future
      • Effects on socio-economic outcomes (local labor markets, income diversity and infrastructure)
      • Robalino, Alpizar, Blackman and Villalobos with Pfaff
  • 11. Protected Areas (4 Projects)
    • Explaining Private Sector Participation in the Environmental Services Program in Costa Rica
      • Identifying the determinants of participation on the program Payments for Environmental Services in Costa Rica
      • Blackman and Woodward (Texas A&M)
    • Social Norms and Hypothetical Bias (Done)
      • Testing the effects of anonymity, reciprocity and information of others contribution on voluntary contributions to a national park
      • Alpizar and Carlsson
  • 12. Climate Change
    • Small farmer’s determinants of private adaptation to climate change strategies
      • The role of peers for farmer’s private adaptation strategies to climate change in different contexts
      • Alizar, Naranjo and Carlsson (U. Gothenburg)
    • Real costs of implementing reduced emissions from deforestation in developing countries (REDD)
      • Estimating the cost of avoiding deforestation per hectare
      • Blackman, Robalino and Pfaff (Duke University) and Zepeda (RFF)
  • 13. Climate Change
    • Bio-fuels: Impacts on land use, food production, other topics
      • An analysis based on existing knowledge, market trends and public policies related to biofuels in Central America will be prepared, which will be used to identify research needs in the Region.
      • Plan conference Berkeley-CATIE
      • Alizar, Saborio and Castillo
  • 14. Agriculture: Coffee (2 questions)
    • Adoption of Sustainable Management Practices by Costa Rican Coffee Growers
      • Identify the determinants of the adoption of soil conservation strategies (social interactions and learning)
      • Blackman and Robalino
    • Certification: Drivers and impacts of management practices
      • Identify the factors that drive certification
      • Alpizar, Blackman, Robalino and Naranjo
  • 15. Natural Resources: Water
    • Performance of community drinking water systems
      • Analysis of water management institutions in rural areas in Costa Rica
      • Madrigal, Alpizar, Flores and Ostrom (U. of Indiana).
    • National sanitation strategy (Proposed)
      • Determine where, what, how to finance?
      • Alpizar, Blackman, Madrigal and Whittington
  • 16. Environmental Policies
    • Incidence of fuel taxes in Central America
      • Analyze the incidence of a fuel taxes in Central American and Caribbean countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador and Dominican Republic
      • Alpizar, Blackman and Sterner (U. Gothenburg).
    • Voluntary Environmental Regulation: Costa Rica’s Blue Flag Beach Certification Program”
      • Econometric analysis of drivers of participation and evaluation of program impacts
      • Alpizar, Blackman, Robalino and Rivera (George Washington University)
  • 17. Urban Issues
    • Transportation pricing in San Jose
      • Conceptual and empirical framework for analyzing the benefits and costs of various options for reforming pricing transportation
      • Alpizar, Blackman and Perry (RFF).
    • Quality of Life in urban areas of San Jose
      • How environmental amenities affect the quality of Life in Urban Areas in Costa Rica?
      • Robalino, Madrigal and Hall (U. of Alicante)
  • 18. Thank you 謝謝您