Governance of Ecosystem Services Across Scales in Bangladesh

Andrew Allan, Michelle Lim

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Abstract

Ecosystem services are governed and affected by different legal, institutional and policy frameworks. Hence, formal documented policies, regulations and statutes of Bangladesh are examined where relevant. This facilitates greater understanding of the influence that governance has on the accessibility to the benefits derived and how this might then affect livelihoods and well-being. A range of factors are found to determine effectiveness in terms of general adaptive governance principles, with coordination, enforcement and rigidity being important issues. In addition, policy development in crucial areas may not be supported by associated legal frameworks, undermining implementation. However, workable (and dynamic) combinations of primary and secondary legislation are both possible and desirable to achieve flexible policy instruments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrated Assessment for Policy Analysis
EditorsR.J. Nicholls, C. W. Hutton, W. N. Adger, S. E. Hanson, M. M. Rahman, M. Salehin
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter6
Pages115-130
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319710938
ISBN (Print)9783319710921
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018

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Allan, A., & Lim, M. (2018). Governance of Ecosystem Services Across Scales in Bangladesh. In R. J. Nicholls, C. W. Hutton, W. N. Adger, S. E. Hanson, M. M. Rahman, & M. Salehin (Eds.), Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis (pp. 115-130). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71093-8_6