…Biodiversity Offsets Blog

The recently started Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog aims to pro­vide an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary plat­form for the infor­ma­tion and exchange on Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets and the Mit­i­ga­tion Hierarchy.

The goal is to main­stream and facil­i­tate the dis­cus­sion on Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets. This includes the fol­low­ing objectives:

  • The focus lies on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets as such (not mar­ket based instru­ments or other more gen­eral topics).
  • The for­merly wide­spread infor­ma­tion shall be brought together to make it eas­ily acces­si­ble for a max­i­mum of people
  • and thereby to unite the soci­etal debate with aca­d­e­mic find­ings and prac­ti­cal insights.
  • This includes join­ing dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives (bio­di­ver­sity off­sets are not restricted to the inter­est of business).

The Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog com­bines gen­eral infor­ma­tion (includ­ing an updated list of experts, lit­er­a­ture, web­sites etc.) with fre­quent blog posts on new arti­cles, sci­en­tific papers, polit­i­cal news, off­set exam­ples on the ground and so on.

As the plat­form shall bring peo­ple and their exper­tise together, all those who are inter­ested are encour­aged to share their knowl­edge, views, ques­tions or con­cerns and help to build a broad infor­ma­tion base. Find out more here.

Biodiversity Offsets Blog reloaded: offsets, biodiversity, science-policy interfaces and a dodo from time to time

The past year has been an excit­ing one for me: tying together all the loose ends, final­iz­ing my PhD the­sis and look­ing for new endeav­ors and oppor­tu­ni­ties… Most impor­tantly, after more than ten years at the Leib­niz Insti­tute of Eco­log­i­cal … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Blog wishes you a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!

Wow, can’t believe it’s been a month I haven’t been blog­ging! I took a cou­ple of weeks off from every­thing pro­fes­sional and spent some cosy time around Christ­mas with my fam­ily. It wasn’t actu­ally planned, but obvi­ously I really needed … Con­tinue read­ing

Happy Birthday, Biodiversity Offsets Blog!

An incred­i­ble first year with the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog has passed — time to say THANK YOU for your sup­port and inter­est! I have met (in per­son and vir­tu­ally) so many inter­est­ing peo­ple and learned about many inter­est­ing aspects of … 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

Biodiversity Offsets Blog goes Spanish — on Mercados de Medio Ambiente

The Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog is mak­ing the rounds — thanks to the team at Mer­ca­dos de Medio Ambi­ente for cov­er­ing the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog today in a blog post via one of our recent arti­cles — the guest post con­tributed … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Blog on Cow Burps — A UK-based environmental economics blog

The Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog is mak­ing the rounds — thanks to the team at Cow Burps for shar­ing a link and some infor­ma­tion on the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog today in a blog post. Read more here. Read more about Cow … Con­tinue read­ing

New Poll: Do you think it is pos­si­ble to mea­sure the suc­cess of bio­di­ver­sity offsets?

As I have recently  sug­gested, I am launch­ing a new poll on the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog. Thanks to all who have con­tributed to shap­ing this in the related LinkedIn dis­cus­sion. As a result the OUTCOME or SUCCESS of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets have … Con­tinue read­ing

Be aware of Malware and bad links — did the Biodiversity Offsets Blog get corrupted?!

Last night I got an alarm­ing e-mail that it might be pos­si­ble that some kind of mal­ware was installed on a pri­vate com­puter via down­load­ing a file from the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog! Now, this is a very spe­cific blog that — … Con­tinue read­ing