Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures
Negative Incentive Measures (disincentives)


Negative incentive measures or disincentives are mechanisms designed to discourage activities that are harmful for biodiversity. Examples of disincentives are user fees or pollution taxes.

The guidelines for selecting appropriate and complementary measures, contained in the proposals for the design and implementation of incentive measures endorsed by the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, underline that disincentives continue to be an important tool for ensuring the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and that they can be used in combination with positive incentives (see decision VI/15, Annex I, paragraph (36) (j)).