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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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21-February-2002

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Transition To Full-Cost Pricing Of Irrigation Water For Agriculture In OECD Countries

The analysis of water pricing policies in the irrigation sector is an essential element for judging resource and agricultural policies, identifying policy gaps and inconsistencies and suggesting guidelines to design legal and planning proposals. ...

1-June-2001

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Valuation of Biodiversity Benefits: Selected Studies

This Handbook describes the types of values usually associated with biodiversity.

1-October-1999

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Handbook of Incentive Measures for Biodiversity: Design and Implementation

Governments need to implement appropriate policies to ensure both the private and the public goods values of biological diversity are realised. Unless the users of biological resources are given incentives to sustainably use these resources, valu...

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1-August-1999

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The Price of Water - Trends In OECD Countries

The price of water is a key determinant of both the economic efficiency and the environmental effectiveness of water services. This book reviews current practices and recent trends in water pricing practises for the household, agriculture, and in...

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