Biodiversity, water and natural resource management
The Political Economy of Biodiversity Policy Reform
This report provides insights on the political economy of biodiversity related policy
reforms. It draws on existing literature and four new case studies covering the French
tax on pesticides, agricultural subsidy reform in Switzerland, EU payments to Mauritania
and Guinea-Bissau to finance marine protected areas via conservation trust funds,
and individually transferable quotas for fisheries in Iceland. Each case study focusses
on the drivers of reform, the types of obstacles encountered, key features of the
policy reform, and the lessons learned from the reform experience.
April 2017, Berlin - The Workshop on Environmental tax reform for biodiversity and sustainable land use, organised by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)is part of a series of workshops to exchange views and build capacity on the lessons learned on and future possibilities for environmental tax reform, with a view to unlock financing for biodiversity and sustainable land use. OECD presentation: Insights on civil society engagement in biodiversity policy reform drawing on lessons from the report.