Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 5297
Submitting Entity IIED
Submitted for Fourth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 4)
Main Information
Title Alternative tourism in Jamaica
Description Tourism is Jamaica's largest foreign exchange earner. With the growth of the sector, it exhibits the environmental and social impacts associated with mass tourism. Activities to develop sustainable tourism included: an infrastructure programme targeted at tourism; incentives for FDI; an endowment fund; an environmental guide for hotel management; authority to oversee licensing, EIA and guidelines; establishment of an environmental review 
body; private sector tourism action plan; community association to represent local people 
to develop a tourism masterplan; integration with protected area management; funds for investment; environmental training for hotel employees.
Web Link /doc/meetings/cop/cop-04/official/cop-04-18-en.pdf
Additional Information
Source Study is from: Unlocking the trade opportunity, IIED and UN/ DPCSD, 1997.
Countries Jamaica
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Inland Waters Biodiversity
Island Biodiversity
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Mountain Biodiversity
Regions Latin America and the Caribbean
Incentive Measures Environmental Funds / Investments
Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Tourism
Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Parks and reserves
Community participation