Biodiversity offsets at EcoSummit 2016 in Montpellier

IMG_7534Today the 5th Inter­na­tional Eco­Sum­mit was opened in Corum Con­gress Cen­ter in Mont­pel­lier (France). There will be a few pre­sen­ta­tions on impact assessment/mitigation and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets — most notably a ses­sion on “Euro­pean per­spec­tives and global chal­lenges on achiev­ing no net loss of bio­di­ver­sity in the con­text of devel­op­ment” that I am orga­niz­ing together with Wolf­gang Wende (IOER) and Fabien Quétier (Biotope) — look­ing very much for­ward and hope­fully share the pre­sen­ta­tions with you afterwards.

For the moment you can also refer to the ses­sion infor­ma­tion and line-up of speak­ers below.

A few impres­sions from the first day of the 2016 EcoSummit



45      Euro­pean per­spec­tives and global chal­lenges on achiev­ing no net loss of bio­di­ver­sity in the con­text of development

With bio­di­ver­sity being lost at unprece­dented rate, there is grow­ing con­cern on how to mit­i­gate the unavoid­able impacts of devel­op­ment projects. Along­side with the pro­mo­tion of goals of ‘no net loss’ or ‘net gain’, bio­di­ver­sity off­sets are increas­ingly used to coun­ter­bal­ance these impacts. While off­set frame­works have been put in place in sev­eral coun­tries world­wide (e.g. Ger­many, the US, Aus­tralia, Canada, Brazil), the sub­ject has risen onto the polit­i­cal agenda of the Euro­pean Union in the past years, most notably via the pro­posed No Net Loss Ini­tia­tive, but also in sev­eral mem­ber states (e.g. France, Spain, the UK and Swe­den). This ses­sion aims to bring together the lat­est devel­op­ments from sci­ence, pol­icy and prac­tice from EU mem­ber states and inter­na­tional expe­ri­ence in address­ing the global chal­lenges raised by bio­di­ver­sity off­set poli­cies and their imple­men­ta­tion, includ­ing social, eco­nomic and polit­i­cal aspects as well as tech­ni­cal and sci­en­tific aspects.

Stream 8–45 — Euro­pean Per­spec­tives and Global Chal­lenges on Achiev­ing No Net Loss of Bio­di­ver­sity in the Con­text of Development
Tues­day, 30 August 2016, 16:30–18:00
Jof­fre C/D
Ses­sion organizers:

Mar­i­anne Darbi, Leib­niz Insti­tute of Eco­log­i­cal Urban and Regional Devel­op­ment (IOER), Germany

Wolf­gang Wende, Leib­niz Insti­tute of Eco­log­i­cal Urban and Regional Devel­op­ment (IOER), Germany

Fabien Quétier, Biotope, France

16:30–16:45 [S08.28]
Inno­v­a­tive meth­ods and orga­ni­za­tional approaches for improved imple­men­ta­tion of the French No Net Loss pol­icy
F. Quetier*1, A-C. Vaissiere1
1Biotope, France, 2Uni­ver­sité de Mont­pel­lier, France
17:00–17:15 [S08.30]
Farm­ers’ pref­er­ences on imple­ment­ing bio­di­ver­sity off­sets on arable lands
A.C. Vais­sière*1, L. Tardieu2,3, F. Quétier4, S. Rous­sel5
1Uni­ver­sité de Mont­pel­lier (UM), France, 2INRA, France, 3AgroParis­Tech, France, 4Biotope, France, 5Uni­ver­sité Paul Valéry Mont­pel­lier 3 (UPVM3), France
17:15–17:30 [S08.31]
Com­pen­sa­tion or co-optation: Vio­la­tion of addi­tion­al­ity in com­pen­satory afforesta­tion in India
D. Narain*1, M. Maron1
1Envi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Cen­tre, India, 2The Uni­ver­sity of Queens­land, Australia
17:30–17:45 [S08.32]
Urban area impacts on the bio­di­ver­sity: How to take into account the local/in-situ and the ex-situ impacts?
N. Schiopu*1, E. Gue­gan2, T. Lecomte3, T. Lavisse1, V. Hilaire1, A. Wolff4, B. Clement5
1Uni­ver­sité Paris Est, CSTB, France, 2SIVa­TRU, France, 3Cen­tre de Recherche Mines de Douai, France, 4École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (EMSE), France,5LEHNA, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat (ENTPE), France
17:45–18:00 [S08.33]
Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets between reg­u­la­tion and vol­un­tary com­mit­ment: Devel­op­ment of a typol­ogy of vol­un­tary bio­di­ver­sity off­sets using an expert and inter­net based research approach
M. Darbi
IOER Leib­niz Insti­tute of Eco­log­i­cal Urban and Regional Devel­op­ment, Germany


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