The purpose of the study is to provide Nordic Council of Ministers and national decision-makers with an overview of key conditions for increased, flexible and cost-effective application of compensation.
The study shows that for a relatively small cost society can make a significant investment in the provision of biodiversity and ecosystem services by requiring compensation.
The study outlines three main recommendations on how to increase the use of environmental compensation:
1. Stimulate supply of, and demand for, compensation
2. Clarify and supplement guidelines and legal framework
3. Strengthen Nordic cooperation on compensation