A new UNU-IAS Policy Brief outlines recommendations to encourage sustainable production activities and sustainable management of ecosystems. Mainstreaming Incentive Systems for Integrated Landscape Management: Lessons from Asia was co-authored by Beria Leimona, Shamik Chakraborty, and William Dunbar. It utilizes case studies from Asia to provide insights that can be applied globally towards the design, implementation, and mainstreaming of incentive schemes in support of both human livelihoods and conservation of the natural environment.
Mainstreaming incentive systems to encourage integrated management of landscapes and seascapes that incorporate high levels of human production activities requires consideration of cultural, technical, and economic factors. Lessons from Asia include linking livelihood enhancement and ecosystem-service provision, integrating multiple knowledge systems at the landscape level, and implementing broad, performance-based, and innovative incentive systems.