Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 8361
Submitting Entity United Nations Environment Programme - Economics and Trade Branch (UNEP-ETB)
Submitted for Tenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 10)
Main Information
Title Economic Instruments in Biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Description The publication analyses the main provisions relating to economic instruments in the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Ramsar Convention and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It investigates the current and future role, as well as limitations, of economic instruments to implement these Conventions in areas such as in-situ conservation, sustainable or wise use, and ecosystem services. In doing so, the study explores existing and potential synergies between the three conventions and identifies cross-cutting thematic areas where the use of economic instruments can be explored in further detail. It also discusses some of the conditions for successful implementation of such instruments, including integration of local communities, capacity building and valuation of environmental resources and services.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-unep-etb-2-eng.pdf
Additional Information
Authors UNEP-ETB
Regions Global
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Environmental Funds / Investments
Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Reform of Perverse Incentives