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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 ...
These 11 country case studies are background information for the Handbook of Biodiversity Valuation.
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. ...
This Handbook describes the types of values usually associated with biodiversity.
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...
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...
Adequate water pricing in the agricultural sector is a key factor in maintaining the operational capacity of water supply systems. Making irrigators pay for the costs they impose on public and private suppliers contributes to restraining short-term water demands.
The objectives of this report are two-fold: to update inventory information about existing water price levels and structures in households in as many OECD countries as possible; and to generate comparative interpretations of that data.
The main objectives of this report are: - to update inventory information about industrial water prices in OECD countries; and - to generate comparative interpretations of that data, using an appropriate analytical framework. The report is org...
These country case studies are background information for the Handbook of Incentive Measures for Biodiversity.