Policies and Governance of Biodiversity Offsets

This sec­tion focuses on poli­cies and gov­er­nance of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. This includes infor­ma­tion on off­set schemes, reg­u­la­tion and guid­ance as well as bio­di­ver­sity com­pen­sa­tion and bio­di­ver­sity bank­ing approaches on the ground.

A list with com­pen­sa­tion pro­grams around the world will be included here. For a first quick overview you can refer to the fol­low­ing sources:

Our Book on “Impact mit­i­ga­tion and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets — Com­pen­sa­tion approaches from around the world”

Global Species Bank­ing by Ecosys­tem Marketplace


State of Bio­di­ver­sity Mar­kets by Ecosys­tem Marketplace


How can regulators support business to go green? Please share your knowledge and experiences!

The EKLIPSE project, funded by the EU in H2020, is devel­op­ing a Euro­pean Mech­a­nism to answer requests from pol­icy mak­ers and other soci­etal actors on bio­di­ver­sity related issues. A request on sup­port­ing busi­nesses to improve the out­comes of their oper­a­tions … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: When biodiversity offsetting can benefit nature

What’s it about in short: Giv­ing exam­ples from the UK con­text (Net­work Rail), Julia Baker argues that there are sit­u­a­tions when the frame­work for bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting can ben­e­fit nature — and help us achieve our 2020 tar­get of halt­ing bio­di­ver­sity loss. … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Confronting threats to marine ecosystems through the use of biodiversity offsets

What’s it about in short: infor­ma­tion on marine bio­di­ver­sity off­sets (via a related sym­po­sium and BBOP webi­nar) When was it released: August 18, 2016 By whom: Nicki Shumway More info: Pre­sen­ta­tion by Nicole Shumway, http://brisbane2016.scboceania.org/sessions/confronting-threats-to-marine-ecosystems-through-the-use-of-biodiversity-offsets/ … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: French Biodiversity Law adopted — what’s new?

What’s it about in short:  The French national Assem­bly has adopted the new bio­di­ver­sity law, which now also includes the appli­ca­tion of the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy in order to reach the goal of NO NET LOSS (or prefer­ably NET GAIN) of bio­di­ver­sity: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Sequence ERC dans “Examens environnementaux de l’OCDE : France 2016″

What’s it about in short:  Le 11 juil­let, l’OCDE a présenté à la France ses con­clu­sions et recom­man­da­tions quant à la per­for­mance de notre pays en matière d’environnement. Tous les dix ans, l’OCDE réalise en effet un « exa­men » de la per­for­mance … Con­tinue read­ing

Transferring the benefit of USA and European No Net Loss policies to Italy — a guest post by Ariadna Chavarria

This is a guest post by Ari­adna Chavar­ria, PhD can­di­date at the Uni­ver­sity of Padova, Italy. This com­ment is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and such is acknowl­edged as a fruit­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the dis­cus­sion on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Loi sur la biodiversité : « Ne tirez plus sur l’ambulance ! » (French biodiversity law)

What’s it about in short: Harold Lev­rel and Anne Teyssè­dre com­ment on the par­la­men­tary debate and news report­ing about the new French bio­di­ver­sity law When was it released: Feb­ru­ary 1, 2016 By whom: Harold Lev­rel and Anne Teyssè­dre, le monde More info: http://www.lemonde.fr/biodiversite/article/2016/02/01/loi-sur-la-biodiversite-ne-tirez-plus-sur-l-ambulance_4857351_1652692.html#mmEh4v1zjMye2eP0.99 … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: La biodiversité, premier grand texte au menu du Sénat

What’s it about in short: pro­jet de loi — the French draft bio­di­ver­sity law will be dis­cussed in the sen­ate, start­ing today (includes pro­vi­sions on com­pen­sa­tion mea­sures) When was it released: Jan­u­ary 6, 2016 By whom: Pub­lic Sénat More info: hhttp://www.publicsenat.fr/lcp/politique/biodiversite-premier-grand-texte-menu-senat-1189258? see also … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Projet de loi pour la reconquête de la biodiversité, de la nature et des paysages

What’s it about in short: pro­jet de loi — pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the French draft bio­di­ver­sity law ends today (includes pro­vi­sions on com­pen­sa­tion mea­sures) When was it released: Decem­ber 18, 2015 By whom:Joël Labbé More info: https://www.parlement-et-citoyens.fr/project/projet-de-loi-pour-la-reconquete-de-la-biodiversite-de-la-nature-et-des-paysages/presentation/presentation-et-suivi-6 Link to the con­sul­ta­tion: https://www.parlement-et-citoyens.fr/projects/projet-de-loi-pour-la-reconquete-de-la-biodiversite-de-la-nature-et-des-paysages/consultation/consultation-26 … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: The best things are achieved by banking your offsets, not just trading them

What’s it about in short: com­ment on the recent mem­o­ran­dum of the US pres­i­dent on impact mit­i­ga­tion (includ­ing mit­i­ga­tion bank­ing) in the United States When was it released: Novem­ber 15, 2015 By whom: Jemma Pene­lope More info: https://misjpmovesthings.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/the-best-things-are-achieved-by-banking-your-offsets-not-just-trading-them/ … Con­tinue read­ing