Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 4786
Government Namibia
Submitted for Seventh Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 7)
Main Information
Title Economic without market: Policy inferences from natural-based tourism studies in Namibia
Description The study documents policy inferences from valuation studies carried out on nature/based tourism in Namibia. It is argued that significant resource rents do exist, which could be captured by improving pricing policies. A combination of methods is suggested, including user fees, indirect taxation schemes and environmental voluntary funds.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-na-02-en.pdf
Additional Information
Authors Humavindu M.N.
Source DEA Research Discussion Paper 47, Namibia, (2002).
Countries Namibia
Ecosystems Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Environmental Funds / Investments
Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Pollution taxes/levies
Environmental funds