This time the topic is: “Biodiversity Offsets in Chile: from goals to reality”. In this webinar, Claudia Silva, Conservation Strategy Coordinator of the Wildlife Conservation Society — Chile, will examine gaps that need to be filled for successful application of biodiversity offsets in Chile, and alternatives to move forward.
As usual the webinar is part of the BBOP community of practice (all previous webinars are archived there if you want to listen to them later).
When and how does the BBOP webinar take place?
(3:00pm UK; 10:00 am EDT)
Some information on the BBOP webinar
During the last two years the concept of biodiversity offsets has been adopted as a preferred practice to achieve sustainability within the productive sectors in Chile. A guideline based on offsetting principles was launched by the national EIA authorities for all projects having significant impacts on biodiversity, and Not Net Loss of Biodiversity was included as an objective in the strategic planning of both the mining and energy sectors.Despite these advances, adequate knowledge of offsets principles is still limited among relevant stakeholders (e.g. EIA reviewers and consultants) and there is a general lack of experience in the country on how to advance these principles to practice.