What is the Business Case for Biodiversity Offsets? — my new paper in SQ — raising the sustainability quotient

Some time ago I have been asked by Divya Narain if I could con­tribute an arti­cle to the lat­est issue on busi­ness and bio­di­ver­sity of “SQ — rais­ing the sus­tain­abil­ity quo­tient” –the bul­letin of the Bom­bay Cham­ber of Com­merce and … Con­tinue read­ing

Devel­op­ing Busi­nesses for Bet­ter Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship — a guest post by Derrick Wilkinson on market based instruments

This is  a guest post by Der­rick Wilkin­son who is an econ­o­mist and direc­tor of the UK based con­sul­tancy DG Wilkin­son. This guest post is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged as a … Con­tinue read­ing

NATUE ALERT — last three days of the public consultation as part of the ‘fitness check’ for EU nature legislation (Birds Directive, Habitats Directive)

For the past three months the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has held a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion as part of the ‘fit­ness check’ for EU nature leg­is­la­tion (Birds Direc­tive, Habi­tats Direc­tive — BHD). the BHD and related Natura 2000 net­work are a unique tool … Con­tinue read­ing

Conference “Biodiversity Offsetting for Mining, Infrastructure and Urban Development”, 22–23 July, Sydney (Australia)

From tomor­row on a two-day con­fer­ence will exam­ine the future of bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting in Aus­tralia. The con­fer­ence enti­tled “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting for Min­ing, Infra­struc­ture and Urban Devel­op­ment” will focus  on the com­plex and chal­leng­ing task of bal­anc­ing bio­di­ver­sity con­ser­va­tion out­comes with … Con­tinue read­ing

Looking for a second reviewer/advisor for my PhD on Voluntary Biodiversity Offsets — any ideas?

I have just had another meet­ing with the advi­sory board of my PhD -  work­ing title: “Between reg­u­la­tion and vol­un­tary engage­ment: devel­op­ment of a typol­ogy of vol­un­tary bio­di­ver­sity off­sets using an expert and inter­net based (netno­graphic) research approach” — In this … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP webinar next Thursday, July 30, 2015: The Impacts of Biodiversity Offsets on Protected Areas

There’s another BBOP webi­nar upcom­ing for next week, Thurs­day, July 30. This time the topic is: “The Impacts of Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets on Pro­tected Areas”. Leon Ben­nun of The Bio­di­ver­sity Con­sul­tancy asks under what cir­cum­stances, and sub­ject to what con­di­tions, are pro­tected … Con­tinue read­ing

Beyond biodiversity offsetting; trading away community rights in Gabon — critical briefing note by FERN

The cam­paign­ing NGO FERN, based in the UK and in Brus­sels, is one of the active oppo­nents of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. Recently they have pub­lished the fourth part of a series on crit­i­cal brief­ing notes on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. This brief­ing notes … Con­tinue read­ing

Do you think it is pos­si­ble to mea­sure the suc­cess of bio­di­ver­sity offsets? — I need your opinion, please!

Many thanks to all, who have responded to the cur­rent poll so far (77)! As with the last poll, I would like to close it once 100 par­tic­i­pants have been reached. So, please, if you have not yet taken the … Con­tinue read­ing

A Brief Historical Perspective on Natural Capital — Part VI (final) — a guest post series by Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira

This is the sixth and final part of a guest post series by Nuno Gas­par de Oliveira who works as con­sul­tant and advi­sor in Esporão, a por­tuguese main wine and olive oil com­pany, in the area of Strate­gic Man­age­ment for sus­tain­abil­ity using ‘Busi­ness … Con­tinue read­ing