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  • 10-April-2002

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    Private Study of Protected Land in Southern Africa: A Review Of Markets, Approaches, Barriers And Issues

    This paper represents a first attempt to assess the role of the private sector in supplying protected land or 'land under wildlife' in southern Africa. Although limited information exists on private conservation initiatives, it is possible to con...

  • 5-April-2002

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    Environmental Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment: A Literature Review

    This report presents a literature review of issues associated with the environmental benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI). It reviews recent trends in FDI and looks into specific issues linked to the effects of FDI on the environment, incl...

  • 2-April-2002

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    Economic Valuation as incentive measure and support for decision-making

    It is possible to employ a broad range of implicit and explicit, quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods for biodiversity policy decision-making.

  • 29-March-2002

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    The Biodiversity Benefits of Coral Reef Ecosystems: Values And Markets

    In most tropical countries, coral reef ecosystems provide many goods and services to coastal populations, such as subsistence and commercial fishery, tourism, coastal protection and biodiversity. A variety of anthropogenic practices threatens ree...

  • 29-March-2002

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    The Insurance Industry and the Conservation of Biological Diversity: An Analysis Of The Prospects For Market Creation

    An increasing number of markets is being created for the services that are yielded by biological diversity. Such markets take the form of paying, in one way or the other, for those services. An important way in which environmental risks can be re...

  • 28-March-2002

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    The Development of Markets and Economic Incentives for Sustainable Forestry: Application to the Brazilian Amazon

    This paper examines the challenge of improving the economic viability of sustainable forestry and development of new markets, suggesting a variety of ways to structure leases and a number of policies to implement the process of demand augmentation and ecological certification programs.

  • 21-March-2002

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    Market Creation: Organic Agriculture in The Netherlands

    Organic agriculture showed a strong growth in recent years (annual growth up to 25%) and it is expected that its economic significance will increase sharply. There is a steady increase in the number of farms that are switching to organic agricu...

  • 21-March-2002

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    Market Creation for Biodiversity: The Role of Organic Farming in the EU and US

    Organic agriculture has recently seen spectacular growth in many OECD countries and is viewed as an environmentally benign alternative to intensive production. The organics market currently provides one of few conduits through which consumers can...

  • 1-March-2002

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    Handbook of Biodiversity Valuation: A Guide for Policy Makers

    All societies depend on biodiversity and biological resources, and policy-makers are increasingly aware that development pressures are today generating unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss. The fact that biodiversity issues often receive low ...

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  • 1-March-2002

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    Case Studies for the Handbook of Biodiversity Valuation: A Guide for Policy Makers

    These 11 country case studies are background information for the Handbook of Biodiversity Valuation.

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