Biodiversity Offsetting Law and Policy workshop on June 8, 2015 by Ontario Nature (Canada)

Ontario Nature is hold­ing a Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting Law and Pol­icy work­shop, pre­sent­ing a new report that com­pares law and pol­icy inter­na­tion­ally across six juris­dic­tions, ana­lyz­ing strengths, weak­nesses and gaps, and pro­vid­ing rec­om­men­da­tions. Date: Mon­day, June 8, 2015 Time: 9:30 am Loca­tion: Black … Con­tinue read­ing

Behold the power of fungus … and biodiversity offsets — a guest post by Naazia Ebrahim

This is a guest post by Naazia Ebrahim of the OECD Envi­ron­ment Direc­torate. This com­ment has pre­vi­ously been pub­lished on OECD Insights. It is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged as a fruit­ful … Con­tinue read­ing

The commodification of nature? — article in BIODIV’2050

As I have already announced in my lat­est post, the lat­est issue of Mis­sion Économie de la Biodiversité’s “BIODIV’2050″ (No. 6 — April 2015) is out. Beside the pre­vi­ously men­tioned arti­cle enti­tled “Think­ing out the appro­pri­ate frame­works: bio­di­ver­sity off­sets and safe­guards” another … Con­tinue read­ing


The lat­est issue of Mis­sion Économie de la Biodiversité’s “BIODIV’2050″ (No. 6 — April 2015) is out. Among oth­ers, this includes an arti­cle on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets enti­tled “Think­ing out the appro­pri­ate frame­works: bio­di­ver­sity off­sets and safe­guards”. The arti­cle high­lights the impor­tance … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP webinar today, May 18, 2015: The Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative Mitigation Hierarchy Guide

Today is another BBOP webi­nar being held. This time the topic is: “The Cross Sec­tor Bio­di­ver­sity Ini­tia­tive Mit­i­ga­tion Hier­ar­chy Guide”. Mark John­ston (the cur­rent Chair of CSBI) will present the cur­rent work plan and activ­i­ties of CSBI and pro­vide details on the … Con­tinue read­ing

Local emergence and international developments of conservation trading systems: innovation dynamics and related problems — new article by Mann and Simons

Carsten Mann and Arno Simons have pub­lished a new paper enti­tled “Local emer­gence and inter­na­tional devel­op­ments of con­ser­va­tion trad­ing sys­tems: inno­va­tion dynam­ics and related prob­lems” in Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (2014). You can read the full arti­cle on the Jour­nal web­site (pay-walled). For more … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity offsetting: uncertainty and unanswered questions — a post by the British Ecological Socierty

The British Eco­log­i­cal Soci­ety (BES) in a recent post looks at uncer­tainty and unan­swered ques­tions with regard to bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. The author of the arti­cle con­cludes that since the UK government’s con­sul­ta­tion closed at the end of 2013, “the Gov­ern­ment … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsetting in Transnational Governance — new paper by Jerneja Penca

Jerneja Penca has pub­lished a new paper enti­tled “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting in Transna­tional Gov­er­nance” in Review of Euro­pean, Com­par­a­tive & Inter­na­tional Envi­ron­men­tal Law (Vol­ume 24, Issue 1, pages 93–102, April 2015. You can read the full arti­cle on the Jour­nal web­site … Con­tinue read­ing

Habitat banking — Futures for market-based solutions for biodiversity to year 2030 — new report by Enetjärn Natur (in Swedish)

Anders Enetjärn and his team at Swedish envi­ron­men­tal con­sul­tancy Ennetjärn Natur together with Kairos Futur have writ­ten an exten­sive report enti­tled “Habi­tat bank­ing — Futures for market-based solu­tions for bio­di­ver­sity to year 2030″. Unfor­tu­nately (for most of us) the report … Con­tinue read­ing