A new study says a little less might be better.
Roads are a bedrock of the modern world, but recent research suggest that the “roads as economic development” policy deserves careful scrutiny.
New roads create more demand for driving
Ecosystem services such as clean water from forests are free, but now their value is being recognized. Entrepreneurs are developing markets for these services and providing incentives for conservation.
Markets for ecosystem services such as water filtration, erosion control, and pollination benefit the providers and enhance environmental assets.