ID 5305
Submitting Entity UNEP
Submitted for Seventh Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 7)
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Title Promoting a sustainable water supply in Botswana
Description The study analyses the use of water charges in Botwana and concludes that the charges do not yet operate efficiently because of persisting subsidization of the water supply. However, their efficiency is increasing with the reduction and targeting of subsidies. Several possiblities are identified to further increase the efficiency of this instrument.
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Authors J. W. Arntzen
Source Study is taken from: Rietbergen-McCracken, J; H. Abaza (2000): Economic Instruments for Environmental Management. United Nations Environment Programme, Earthscan Publications, London.
Countries Botswana
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Inland Waters Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Reform of Perverse Incentives
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Extraction levies/pricing
Subsidy reform