The use of market-based instruments for biodiversity protection – The case of habitat banking – Summary Report


This report summarises the study of the potential use of habitat banking in the EU as an economic instrument for biodiversity protection – as described above.

This report summarises the findings of the research presenting:

  • An introduction to the objectives of the project;
  • A summary of the pros and cons of using habitat banking as a policy instrument within the EU;
  • An outline of the basic components that potential habitat banking schemes in the EU can contain;
  • A summary of guidelines necessary to deal with some of the practical issues and risks that arise with habitat banking, and
  • Recommendations on key principles, implementation, and market feasibility.

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