Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 111990
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Title Economic Instruments Applied to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forests in Argentina
Description The current paper analyses several experiences in the application of economic instruments aimed at the preservation and sustainable use of forests in Argentina—among them, the recently issued Argentine forest certification scheme CerFoAr, and the creation of the Fondo Nacional para el Enriquecimiento y la Conservación de los Bosques Nativos (National Fund for the Promotion and Conservation of Native Forests) under the Law of Minimum Standards for the Environmental Protection of Native Forests. The paper is completed with comments and conclusions related to the challenges that still need to be addressed in order to achieve an effective instrumentation of economic incentives in Argentina, for which it is essential—among other things—to achieve consensus building and a greater awareness among citizens and institutions in regards to the role they are intended to accomplish.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-argentina.pdf
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Authors María Victoria Lottici, 2010
Countries Argentina
Regions Latin America and the Caribbean
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Environmental Funds / Investments
Keywords Forestry