Repurposing perverse incentives for land restoration
Global Land Outlook
Perverse incentives are policies or practices that encourage resource uses that lead to the degradation of biological diversity. They include subsidies, policies and the lack of regulation, and market failures leading to under- or overpricing of products. This working paper categorizes perverse incentives, discusses how to measure land degradation and the effect that perverse incentives have, and suggests how to remove or counteract them.