Can Markets Protect Biodiversity? An Evaluation of Different Financial Mechanisms

Created by David Barton on 7/6/2011 7:32:33 AM

This report discusses the strengths and weaknesses of increased use of market-based mechanisms in protecting biodiversity and its associated services. It has been written in response to the latest call by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity (COP 10, Nagoya) where Parties were invited to submit information concerning to what extent innovative financial mechanisms could be used to support the three objectives of the convention.   Read report.


 The report has been funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD), and is the result of cooperation between researchers at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric) at UMB and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) with the support of the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) and CENSE, New University of Lisbon.

Arild Vatn and Synne Movik  have represented Noragric. David N. Barton and Henrik Lindhjem have participated from NINA.  Irene Ring(UFZ) has lead the chapter on ecological fiscal transfers and Rui Santos (CENSE) has co-authored the chapter on tradable development rights and habitat banking with biodiversity offsets.  These sections also draw on work in the POLICYMIX Report Instrument Mixes for Biodiversity Policies