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DOI 10.1002/eet.1623
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Title (Primary) Improving the policy mix: the scope for market-based instruments in EU biodiversity policy
Author Klassert, C.; Möckel, S.
Source Titel Environmental Policy and Governance
Year 2013
Volume 23
Issue 5
Page From 311
Page To 322
Language englisch
Keywords market-based instruments; policy mix; birds directive; habitats directive; common agricultural policy; post-2013 CAP reform
UFZ wide themes RU6;
Abstract The European Union (EU) is still lagging behind its objective to halt the loss of biodiversity.
Current research shows promising ways to improve the cost-effectiveness of existing policy
mixes for habitat protection through the introduction of market-based instruments. To
harness the potential of these ideas for the pursuit of the EU’s biodiversity conservation
objective during upcoming changes in the policy landscape and to identify the optimal allocation
for each instrument, it is necessary to understand the scope for the introduction of
market-based instruments across all relevant fields of EU policymaking. So far, there are, however,
few systematic analyses satisfying this purpose. This article analyzes existing
instruments under the Birds and the Habitats Directives and the Common Agricultural
Policy, and the de lege and de facto constraints and opportunities that result from these
policies for the introduction of additional market-based instruments. The analysis shows that
the distribution of authority between the EU and its member states gives each of them different
comparative advantages for the introduction of market-based instruments in the different
policy fields. These provide various opportunities for the improvement of the existing policy
mix for habitat protection.
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Klassert, C., Möckel, S. (2013):
Improving the policy mix: the scope for market-based instruments in EU biodiversity policy
Environ. Policy Gov. 23 (5), 311 - 322 10.1002/eet.1623