ID 62748
Submitting Entity Netherlands, in cooperation with IFC, UNEP, IUCN, and the CBD Secretariat
Submitted for Fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14)
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Title An international market-based instrument to finance biodiversity conservation: towards a Green Development Mechanism
Description The Expert Workshop on a Green Development Mechanism was held on 9-10 
February 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The aim was to discuss the potential 
for a global financial mechanism aimed at addressing biodiversity loss: a Green 
Development Mechanism (GDM). Participants at the Workshop included 
representatives from national governments, the private sector, international 
organisations, NGOs and academia. The objectives of the Workshop were as follows: 
1) To establish whether there is a valid case for a GDM. This case rests partly on 
the significance of biodiversity loss as a global problem. It also relies on the 
absence of existing instruments to address the problem. 
2) To agree on the necessary features that a GDM must have if it is to be 
3) To develop one or more proposals for the form a GDM might take. 
4) To generate a possible plans of work for the further development of a GDM.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-Amsterdam-workshop-2009-en.pdf
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Authors Mullan, K. and T, Swanson
Ecosystems Biodiversity for Development
Regions Global
Incentive Measures Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme