Tax Mechanisms To Conserve Privately-Owned Green Areas: Yokohama Greenery Plan

ICLEI local government for sustainability
April 2011
The City of Yokohama is a large city with 3.7 million inhabitants. Its mountain forests and farmland has decreased year by year due to urban development. To preserve precious green areas for its citizens, the city has introduced a new tax system. The city uses the revenues to conserve privately-owned green areas and their biodiversity and encourage citizens, corporations and developers to take part.
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