Today 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
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
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
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
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
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
Biodiversity offsets between regulation and voluntary commitment: Development of a typology of voluntary biodiversity offsets using an expert and internet based research approach
IOER Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Germany