Submission
ID 126777
Submitting Entity Swiss Academy of Sciences
 
Main Information
Title Biodiversity damaging subsidies in Switzerland
Description The Confederation, the cantons and the municipalities have for many years financed measures to promote biodiversity in Switzerland. Despite this, biodiversity is in a critical state. One major reason for this is the large number of public subsidies and perverse financial incentives which promote activities that can cause severe damage to biodiversity. 
The Federal Council's Swiss Biodiversity Strategy aims to identify the negative effects of such measures and to abolish, gradually dismantle or redesign the harmful subsidies. The study presented here identifies 162 subsidies harmful to biodiversity and makes recommendations on how they can be abolished or reconfigured.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-swiss academy of sciences-en.pdf
 
Additional Information
Source The study identifies 162 subsidies harmful to biodiversity and makes recommendations on how they can be abolished or reconfigured. The factsheet presents the most important results of the comprehensive study by Gubler et al. (2020), which was carried out by the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL and the Swiss Biodiversity Forum (SCNAT).
Countries Switzerland
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Inland Waters Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Reform of Perverse Incentives