ID 5311
Government Canada
Submitted for Sixth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 6)
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Title Incentive measures in the Canadian National Forest Strategy
Description Under the Canada National Forest Strategy 1998-2003, a pressing need to remove disincentives and create incentives to sustainable management of woodlots is identified. The Framework for Action, inter alia, envisages the use of incentives to invest in woodlot management including appropriate taxation and woodlot management programmes. Furthermore, the implementation of suitable changes to the Federal Income Tax Act and to provincial and municipal taxation will contribute in a constructive way to investments in and fair returns from the sustainable development of woodlots.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-ca-01-en.doc
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Countries Canada
Ecosystems Forest Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Reform of Perverse Incentives
Keywords Compensation for loss of use
Conservation payments
Support payment
Tax exemptions