Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 6512
Submitting Entity IUCN
Submitted for Sixth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 6)
Main Information
Title The Underlying Causes of Biodiversity Decline: An Economic Analysis
Description The paper argues that economic forces drive biodiversity losses which implies the conclusion that the assessment of biodiversity decline requires an understanding and assessment of these economic forces. In order to redress the decline of diversity it will be necessary to reshape the economic incentives that cause human societies to choose systematically to reshape the living world in the way that they do.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-iucn-07-en.pdf
Additional Information
Authors Timothy Swanson
Source IUCN (1996)
Regions Global
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation