Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 6532
Submitting Entity Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Submitted for First meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (BS COP MOP 1)
Main Information
Title Biodiversity, landscapes and ecosystem services of agriculture and forestry in the Austrian alpine region: an approach to economic (e)valuation
Description This 2002 OECD study describes the biological resources of Austria’s Alpine and mountain regions and the main forces of change contributing to the loss of biodiversity. These forces emanate chiefly from intensive residential development, globalisation of agricultural and forestry markets, increased economic activity in the Alpine valleys, and growing traffic density. An additional influence is the intensive tourist use of many Alpine regions. Previous indirect approaches to the valuation of biodiversity in Austria have been discussed on the basis of the present analysis.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-oecd-07-en.pdf
Additional Information
Source Study prepared for the OECD (2002) Handbook of Biodiversity Valuation
Countries Austria
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Mountain Biodiversity
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation