Les aides publiques dommageables à la biodiversité (Public Subsidies Harmful to Biodiversity)

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Les aides publiques dommageables à la biodiversité (Public Subsidies Harmful to Biodiversity)
Coverage: France
Attributed Authors: Guillaume Sainteny, working group Chairperson
Publication Date: Oct, 2011

Abstract

The report provides an extremely detailed review of policies within France that have the effect of harming biodiversity, though does not rank these subsidies in terms of which are most damaging.  The report looks at a vast array of policies that encourage urban sprawl, over-exploitation of resources, and the introduction of exotic species, in the process triggering habitat loss.  The analysis also looks at subsidies to pollution.  Although the authors were able to quantify many specific subsidy items, they were not able to present an aggregate tally due to the complexity of some of the programs.  They do conclude, however, that subsidies are extremely high.

At present, an English language version of the report is not available.

See also the release video.

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