ID 5312
Government Spain
Submitted for Seventh Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 7)
Main Information
Title Information on the use of incentive measures in Spain
Description The submission provides an overview on European and Spanish legislation that foresees the use of positive incentive measures to support agricultural biodiversity and the management of protected areas. Information is also given on the use of certification for market creation. It also notes that fiscal instruments such as environmental taxation is so far less developed. The submission also informs that the issue of perverse incentives has been taken up in Spain's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-es-01-intro-es.pdf
Additional Information
Source "Información acerca de la Aplicación en el Reino de España de Incentivos para la Conservación y Uso Sostenible de la Diversidad Biológica"
Countries Spain
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Inland Waters Biodiversity
Island Biodiversity
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Mountain Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Environmental Funds / Investments
Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Access restrictions
Agri-environmental payments
Compensation for loss of use
Conservation payments
Eco-labelling and certification
Land set-aside payments
Land-use covenants and certification
Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Support payment
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme