ID 62442
Submitting Entity OECD
Submitted for Fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14)
Main Information
Title OECD 2008: Implementation of the 2004 OECD Council recommendation on the use of economic instruments in promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
Description This report is designed to take stock of the economic instruments for biodiversity management that have been newly introduced or further strengthened since the Recommendation was adopted in 2004. In order to do that, it lists the economic instruments which have been implemented in 19 member countries (and the European Commission) that fall under six different categories of instruments and for eight policy areas. It provides a snapshot on what economic instruments are more commonly used for certain policy purposes and in certain policy areas, as well as what economic instruments are less frequently applied. This report does not provide an exhaustive review of current biodiversity policies. Rather, it aims to support policy makers in understanding the recent trends and developments in the use of economic instruments for biodiversity management and, as appropriate, to identify priority issues for the years to come. This report does not attempt to assess the effectiveness of any of the economic instruments applied, or the overall performance of any country’s biodiversity policy
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-oecd-reportcouncilrec-en.pdf
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Regions Latin America and the Caribbean
Western Europe and Others
Central and Eastern Europe
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Reform of Perverse Incentives
Keywords Tax exemptions
Support payment
Subsidy reform
Strengthening property rights (land tenure, ...)
Pollution taxes/levies
Land set-aside payments
Extraction levies/pricing
Agri-environmental payments