Renzo Giudice

Renzo Giudice
University of Bonn | Uni Bonn · Center for Development Research

PhD candidate - Center for Development Research University of Bonn

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Introduction
My current research interests involve the design, and effective and efficient implementation of tropical forest conservation policies, such as payments for ecosystem services. Has a specific project reduced deforestation? Is it cost-effective? How could it be improved? To answer these questions I apply spatially explicit quasi-experimental approaches (e.g. fixed effects panel data models), cost-benefit analyses, and micro-economic theory. I use software such as QGIS and R. As part of my PhD dissertation, I am currently evaluating the impact of the Peruvian National Forest Conservation Program on reducing deforestation and corresponding carbon emissions, estimating its economic benefits and costs, and proposing ways to improve its implementation, to the Ministry of Environment of Peru.
Additional affiliations
May 2017 - present
University of Bonn
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • As a Doctoral candidate I am currently writing my dissertation. Its purpose is to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of public policies to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.
June 2015 - December 2016
UTEC - Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (Peru)
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Gestión Ambiental; Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) y Modelamiento Espacial
Education
September 2007 - December 2009
University of East Anglia
Field of study
  • Conservation Science

Publications

Publications (22)
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A growing literature focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of forest conservation policies, but few studies explore where and under which conditions programs produce net positive benefits. Quantifying the costs and benefits of conservation policy instruments contributes to making impact evaluation more relevant for policy makers and can help to i...
Preprint
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12 Payments for ecosystem services are becoming popular components in strategies to conserve ecosystems 13 and biodiversity, but their effectiveness remains poorly documented. Here we present counterfactual-based 14 evidence on the conservation outcomes of the pilot stage of Peru's National Forest Conservation Program 15 (NFCP). The NFCP provides d...
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Payments for ecosystem services are becoming popular components in strategies to conserve ecosystems and biodiversity, but their effectiveness remains poorly documented. Here we present counterfactual-based evidence on the conservation outcomes of the pilot stage of Peru’s National Forest Conservation Program (NFCP). The NFCP provides direct paymen...
Technical Report
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Describe los patrones de deforestación en diferentes categorías territoriales entre 2006 y 2011 en la Amazonía Peruana. Encontramos que 16% de la deforestación ocurre en comunidades nativas. 222 comunidades de un total de 1231 (18%) analizadas, concentran el 70% de la deforestación observada.
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SUMMARY Deforestation and forest degradation in the Peruvian Amazon represent a major threat to biodiversity-related ecosystem services and the global climate. In 2010, the Peruvian Ministry of Environment launched the National Forest Conservation Program for Climate Change Mitigation, an innovative approach to maintaining forest cover of over 54 m...
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Transparent, consistent, and accurate national forest monitoring is required for successful implementation of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) programs. Collecting baseline information on forest extent and rates of forest loss is a first step for national forest monitoring in support of REDD+. Peru, with the seco...
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Las existencias de carbono obtenidas bajo el presente estudio han sido estimadas sobre la base de inventarios forestales y de carbono desarrollados por instituciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales, a nivel nacional e internacional, con incidencia en los bosques del Perú, que acogieron el llamado del MINAM de compartir sus datos. Esto revela l...
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Brazil nut collection is key to reconciling sustainable economic development with forest conservation in the Amazon. Whether the activity is profitable, however, remains uncertain due to the paucity of information on spatial distribution and productivity of trees as well as the costs of collection and processing. To fill this gap, this study develo...
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This study contributes to the design of public policies for the forestry sector in Madre de Dios, Peru. We developed a timber rent model that estimates optimal stumpage fees and compared three scenarios of harvestable areas access versus two harvest methods to calculate potential revenues to the State. We found that current stumpage fees undervalue...
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Valuation of land use in Tambopata, Peru. The total and mean (±95% confidence interval) land area, profits (pre-tax), profit-value of land (ha−1), net present value (NPV) of profit-value, producer surplus (PS), and NPV of PS of ecotourism lands and alternative activities (annual crops, fruit, cattle, timber, Brazil nuts). All monetary values are ex...
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Commercial timber species and prices per board foot (bf), taken from actual transactions information collected during household surveys, used to calculate the board foot (bf) value of each species. The list of commercial timber species used was based on primary information provided by the Forestry and Fauna Department (IFFS) of INRENA in Puerto Mal...
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Area and productivity characteristics of the sampled Brazil nut concessions in Tambopata, associated with the Tambopata National Reserve (TNR) and Bahuaja-Sonene National Park (BSNP), and the Economic sample for which financial information on revenues, costs and pre-tax profits was available. (0.04 MB DOC)
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Characteristics of the five inventoried forest areas in Tambopata used to calculate mean commercial timber volume. TF, Terra firme forest; FF, Floodplain forest. The list of commercial timber species used was based on primary information provided by the Forestry and Fauna Department (IFFS) of INRENA in Puerto Maldonado and is also detailed by León-...
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The mean annual cost (per board foot) associated with managing and extracting timber from reforestation concessions over a 20-yr period (2005–2024). The values do not include (i) payment of extraction rights (US$0.0027 bf−1) and sales taxes (19%) to the government; (ii) depreciation of capital goods (chainsaws, etc.); and (iii) amortization of loan...
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Annual revenue flow to developing countries for ecotourism (or nature-based tourism) could be as large as US$ 210×10(12), providing an enormous financial incentive against habitat loss and exploitation. However, is ecotourism the most privately and/or socially valuable use of rainforest land? The question is rarely answered because the relevant dat...
Conference Paper
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Between October and December of 2003 we studied tree architecture as a determining factor in nest site selection by Harpy Eagles (Harpia harpyja) in and around the Tambopata National Reserve (TNR) in the Madre de Dios Region in southeastern Peru. The architecture of 52 emergent trees was described based on the following variables: (1) height of pri...

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