Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 5307
Submitting Entity UNEP
Submitted for Seventh Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 7)
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Title Malaysian Palm Oil Pollution Tax
Description Palm oil extraction mills discharge their effluent containing soluble organic compounds into rivers, which seriously affected river ecosystems during the rapid expansion of the Malaysian palm oil industry in the period 1970-1985. The study analyses the design and implementation of the Malaysian policy to control pollution by introducing a pollution fee in combination with effluent standards. The study concludes that this instrument succeeded in reducing pollution levels considerably, but fell short of the target that has been set.
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Authors Adis Israngkura
Source Study is taken from: Rietbergen-McCracken, J; H. Abaza (2000): Economic Instruments for Environmental Management. United Nations Environment Programme, Earthscan Publications, London.
Countries Malaysia
Ecosystems Inland Waters Biodiversity
Incentive Measures Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Keywords Extraction levies/pricing