Regulation versus subsidies in conservation

Palokangas T (2015). Regulation versus subsidies in conservation. HECER Discussion Paper No.388, University of Helsinki , Helsinki, Finland.

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Abstract

This article connsiders the case where a number of countries produce goods from labor, government input and natural resources. Because conservation of natural resources anywhere yields utility in all countries and there is no benevolent international government, the coordination of conservation must be delegated to a regulator that may have its own interests. This article examines what is the efficient package of tools for that regulator. It is shown that if the minimum standarsds for conservation are used, then conservation subsidies are welfare decreasing, involvig excessive conservation. This suggests that e.g. in the EU project called NATURA 2000, it is not approprieate to provide "co-financing" for sites.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecological habitats; regulation; conservation subsidies; lobbying; biodiversity
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2016 13:25
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 14:12
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11846

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