This Handbook draws on the experiences described in country case studies to develop a comprehensive step-by-step process for identifying and implementing incentive measures for biodiversity conservation, and the sustainable use of its components. It identifies the incentive measures that are most suitable for ecosystems, and for addressing the sectoral pressures.
This survey report gives priorities to the review of traditional pollution control agreements as they have proven record of implementation over more than thirty years. A review of the new approach based on voluntary action plans is made in a parallel report of the case study for Japan.
This report was prepared by Mr. Hidefumi Imura, professor at the Institute of Environmental Systems, Kyushu University (Japan), in the context of the OECD survey on the use of voluntary approaches in environmental policy.