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Complementary Financing for Environment in the Context of Accession – Innovative Resources: National Report Croatia. A project for the European Commission (contract 070201/2006/443879/MAR/E3)

Karoglan Todorović, Sonja and Znaor, Darko (2007) Complementary Financing for Environment in the Context of Accession – Innovative Resources: National Report Croatia. A project for the European Commission (contract 070201/2006/443879/MAR/E3). Ecologica, Zagreb.

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Summary

This publication is a part of a five case studies exploring the possibility to establish payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes for biodiversity conservation in two new EU
Member States and three candidate countries, namely Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Romania and Turkey. The report forms a part of a project "Complementary Financing for Environment in the Context of Accession – Innovative Resources" (070201/2006/443879/MAR/E3) that has been carried out by
the WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme and IEEP for the European Commission in 2006-2007.
The report on Croatia assesses the value and discusses possibilities of payments for ecosystem services of the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park - the largest maintained inundation area in the Danube river catchment. The opportunity costs and proposed payments for environmental services (PES) in the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park have been calculated using the most likely development scenarios for the three major land use categories: grassland, arable land and forest. In all scenarios transaction costs have been taken into account.
Various options have been assessed, including six scenarios assuming conversion to organic farming management:
1) Conversion of the current grazing practice to organic management.
2) Abandoned pastures conversion to organic management.
3) Conversion of current meadows management to
organic.
4) Abandoned meadows conversion to organic
management
5) Conversion of maize production to organic management.
6) Conversion of wheat production to organic management.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Organic farming; Croatia; Lonjsko Polje Nature Park; payment for ecosystem services; PES; payment for environmental services; conversion to organic farming; scenarios;
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Environmental aspects > Landscape and recreation
Research affiliation: Croatia
Deposited By: Znaor, Dr Darko
ID Code:26402
Deposited On:11 Aug 2014 13:46
Last Modified:11 Aug 2014 13:46
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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