ID 5469
Submitting Entity UNEP
Submitted for Seventh Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 7)
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Title Wastewater Effluent Charge in Mexico
Description The study analyses the impact of the 1995 revision of the Mexican wastewater effluent charge, which was initially a non-compliance charge, but was turned in 1995 into a type of tax levied on all levels of concentration. The study concludes that the potential of the charge will not be fulfilled unless proper institutionsl capacity building is in place to improve the monitoring and control of discharge activities.
Additional Information
Authors Ronaldo Seroa da Motta, Hugo Contreras, Lilian Saade
Source Study is taken from: Rietbergen-McCracken, J; H. Abaza (2000): Economic Instruments for Environmental Management. United Nations Environment Programme, Earthscan Publications, London.
Countries Mexico
Ecosystems Inland Waters Biodiversity
Regions Latin America and the Caribbean
Incentive Measures Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Keywords Pollution taxes/levies