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  • 29-March-2002

    English

    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...

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  • 28-March-2002

    English

    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.

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  • 21-March-2002

    English

    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...

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  • 21-March-2002

    English

    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...

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  • 1-mars-2002

    Français

    Manuel d'évaluation de la biodiversité: guide à l'intention des décideurs

    La biodiversité et les ressources biologiques sont essentielles à l’existence de toute société. Or les décideurs sont de plus en plus conscients que les pressions en faveur du développement se traduisent aujourd’hui par une diminution sans précédent de la biodiversité.

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  • 21-February-2002

    English

    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. ...

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  • 1-June-2001

    English

    Valuation of Biodiversity Benefits: Selected Studies

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

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  • 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...

  • 1-août-1999

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  • 5-May-1999

    English

    Agricultural Water Pricing In OECD Countries

    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.

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