Lack of policy coherence in biodiversity conservation

Even for people working in the biodiversity field it is difficult to fully understand the interrelationships and synergy between many relevant policy-programmes, and as a result, the objectives of the programmes are not always in compliance. The problem is not that we do not have sufficient mechanisms for regional cooperation, but we lack coherence.

Governments are sometimes reluctant, for political reasons related to other land uses, to elaborate biodiversity policies in a swift and adequate way. Consequently, the private and financial sectors do not receive a coherent and strong message, and frequently state that they are willing to undertake actions, but only when it is clear where the governmental priority lies and which specific actions are required.

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
03.05.2000 – 00:00 CEST