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.

Published on April 25, 2017


Executive summary
The political economy of biodiversity policy reform: Lessons learned
The political economy of environmental and biodiversity relevant policy reform: Key obstacles and examples
The evolution of the tax on pesticides and the pesticide savings certificates in France
Agricultural subsidy reform in Switzerland
EU payments to Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau for MPA conservation under the Fisheries Partnership Agreements
The political economy of the ITQ system and resource rent tax in Icelandic fisheries
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