Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 6521
Submitting Entity Resources for the Future
Submitted for Fifth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 5)
Main Information
Title Biodiversity Prospecting
Description RFF research on biodiversity prospecting indicates that biodiversity may be important for any number of commercial, ecological, esthetic, ethical or even spiritual reasons. However, when it comes to commercial prospecting among natural sources for new products, the value of biodiversity is not as high as some conservationists might suppose. It is therefore necessary to develop more workable incentives for conservation.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-rf-02-en.pdf
Additional Information
Authors R. David Simpson
Source Resources for the Future (1997).
Regions Global
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Keywords Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)