Environmental management scheme

Environmental management scheme

An environmental management scheme is a mechanism by which landowners and other individuals and bodies responsible for land management can be incentivised to manage their land in a manner sympathetic to the environment.

chemes by country

United Kingdom

Several schemes are or have been in operation in the United Kingdom, including:
* Countryside Stewardship
* Environmental Stewardship
* Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme

France

In some countries such as France, such schemes may be initiated by the central government:
* Schéma directeur d'aménagement et de gestion des eaux

witzerland

Switzerland has long been a leader in the field.POV-statement|date=September 2008 Having started reforming its agricultural policies in 1993 and after a referedum in 1996, since 1998 the country has linked the attribution of farm subsidies with the strict observance of good environmental practice. Before farmers can apply for subsidies, they must obtain certificates of environmental management systems (EMS) proving that they: “make a balanced use of fertilizers; use at least 7% of their farmland as ecological compensation areas; regularly rotate crops; adopt appropriate measures to protect animals and soil; make limited and targeted use of pesticides.” [http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/themen/02/22/publ.Document.77351.pdf Swiss Environmental Statistics Office.] ]

See also

* Environmental management

References


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