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Stated benefits from urban afforestation in an arid city: a contingent valuation in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Muñoz-Pizza, Dalia M. and Villada-Canela, Mariana and Rivera-Castañeda, Patricia and Reyna-Carranza, Marco A. and Osornio-Vargas, Alvaro and Martinez Cruz, Adan (2020). Stated benefits from urban afforestation in an arid city: a contingent valuation in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. (S) > Dept. of Forest Economics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. CERE Working Paper ; 2020:7
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The pervasiveness of particulate matter in arid cities has yet to be discussed and tackled. Given that urban trees have been documented to provide air-filtering and dry deposition services, this study documents the stated benefits from an urban afforestation scenario in Mexicali –an arid city located northwest Mexico at the US-Mexico border. Our doublebounded dichotomous contingent valuation protocol yields an estimated average annual willingness to pay (WTP) of USD 88 per household. Variations in the WTP are associated with perception of air quality and presence of respiratory symptoms in the respondent’s household. The smallest WTP (USD 75) is reported by respondents perceiving poor air quality in their neighborhood and with no household members affected by respiratory symptoms. In contrast, respondents perceiving good air quality and with at least one household member facing respiratory symptoms reported a WTP of USD 99. The average stated benefits represent around 0.8% of the annual household income.

Authors/Creators:Muñoz-Pizza, Dalia M. and Villada-Canela, Mariana and Rivera-Castañeda, Patricia and Reyna-Carranza, Marco A. and Osornio-Vargas, Alvaro and Martinez Cruz, Adan
Title:Stated benefits from urban afforestation in an arid city: a contingent valuation in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Year of publishing :2020
Number:2020:7
Number of Pages:46
Publisher:Department of Economics, Umeå University
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Keywords:air quality, PM10, urban afforestation, contingent valuation, arid cities, Mexicali
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105869
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-105869
ID Code:17143
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:09 Jun 2020 06:42
Metadata Last Modified:09 Jun 2020 06:42

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