ID 5472
Submitting Entity IUCN
Submitted for Fifth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 5)
Main Information
Title Incentives for urban wetlands conservation in Nakivubo, Uganda
Description Nakivubo is one of the largest wetlands in Kampala, covering almost 6 square kilometres. Economic incentives can be used to persuade urban planners and developers to take environmental concerns into account – and thus to safeguard sources of income, food and services for local communities. Three major sets of economic incentives are in the process of being set in place in order to safeguard Nakivubo’s integrity: (a) Financing wetlands management; (b) Sustainable resource utilization; (c) Internalizing development costs.
Web Link /doc/meetings/cop/cop-05/information/cop-05-inf-14-en.pdf
Additional Information
Countries Uganda
Ecosystems Inland Waters Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Environmental Funds / Investments
Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Pollution taxes/levies
Subsidy reform
Support payment
Tax exemptions