Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, November 24–30, 2014

About the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Newsweek

If you are inter­ested in envi­ron­men­tal com­pen­sa­tion and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets, there are cer­tainly good news: there is now a whole bunch of infor­ma­tion from dif­fer­ent sources, Biodiversity Offsets Newsweekloca­tions and view­points pub­licly avail­able (some­thing which wasn’t this easy only a cou­ple of years ago). Now, as has been pointed out (see here) the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog aims to com­pile and some­what struc­ture this infor­ma­tion. But there is not only a wealth of sources already out there on the inter­net, but also new sources are con­tin­u­ously being added. I am fol­low­ing and col­lect­ing the news via and cover the most trend­ing ones in posts on the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog. Nev­er­the­less, not all news can be cov­ered (at least not yet) and there­fore the “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Newsweek” will list up the head­lines of the past week, together with the links and PDFs of the arti­cles or news.

This week: Novem­ber 24–30, 2014

This week (Novem­ber 24–30, 2014) Ontario Nature held a webi­nar on Green­way Plan­ning and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting in Canada, pre­sent­ing the results of a recent project. More news from acad­e­mia included the call for papers for the issue “Respon­si­ble Nat­ural Resource Economies in Africa” (see my pre­vi­ous post), as well as two pub­li­ca­tions on pay­ments for ecosys­tem ser­vices: The first is a book by Josh Bishop and Chloe Hill enti­tled “Global Bio­di­ver­sity Finance. The Case for Inter­na­tional Pay­ments for Ecosys­tem Ser­vices” and the sec­ond is the report of the “Pesmix” work­shop on pay­ments for ecosys­tem ser­vices which was held in Mont­pel­lier (France) in June 2014. The report was issued as no. 2 /2014 in the “Les Cahiers de Bio­div’ 2050” by Mis­sion Economie de la Bio­di­ver­sité and is enti­tled “Du Sud au Nord: regards croisés sur les Paiements pour Ser­vices Envi­ron­nemen­taux » (in French). Fur­ther­more, an off­set project from New Zealand is pre­sented. Inter­est­ing news from Aus­tralia high­light the launch of the Great Vic­to­ria Desert Bio­di­ver­sity Trust (the Trust). The Trust was estab­lished by the Trop­i­cana Joint as part of its off­set strat­egy for the Trop­i­cana Gold Mine in West­ern Aus­tralia. The Trust rep­re­sents a new struc­ture of off­set deliv­ery and oper­ates as a unique part­ner­ship model between indus­try and gov­ern­ment. It is a new envi­ron­men­tal ini­tia­tive which aims to focus on con­serv­ing and increas­ing knowl­edge of bio­di­ver­sity in the Great Vic­to­ria Desert.


Events on bio­di­ver­sity offsets

Green­way Plan­ning and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting Webi­nar on Novem­ber 26, 2014, pre­sented by Ontario Nature (Canada) (see also my pre­vi­ous post here)

Bio­di­ver­sity off­set news from Academia


Global Bio­di­ver­sity Finance. The Case for Inter­na­tional Pay­ments for Ecosys­tem Ser­vices, Novem­ber 24, 2014, by Joshua Bishop and Chloe Hill

LES CAHIERS DE BIODIV’2050: INITIATIVES. Du Sud au Nord: regards croisés sur les Paiements pour Ser­vices Envi­ron­nemen­taux, Novem­ber 2014, by Mis­sion Economie de la Biodiversité

Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in New Zealand

Dri­ven to plant trees at Coal­gate farm, Novem­ber 27, 2014, Press release by Envi­ro­ment Canterbury

Bio­di­ver­sity off­set news from the US

Resource Envi­ron­men­tal Solu­tions Acquires Envi­ron­men­tal Banc & Exchange, Novem­ber 26, 2014, by

Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in Australia

Great Vic­to­ria Desert Bio­di­ver­sity Trust Launched, Novem­ber 25, 2014, by 360 Environmental

Bio­di­ver­sity Trust, by Trop­i­cana Joint Venture


PDFs of the Articles/Links

To pre­vent to loose infor­ma­tion find the Pdfs of the arti­cles or news below — as we know, that unfor­tu­nately every now and then things are being removed from the internet.

Newsweek 24–30 Novem­ber 2014_Biodiversity Trust _ Trop­i­cana Joint Venture

Newsweek 24–30 Novem­ber 2014_Call for issue papers_Responsible nat­ural resource eco­nom­ics in Africa

Newsweek 24–30 Novem­ber 2014_Driven to plant trees at Coal­gate farm

Newsweek 24–30 Novem­ber 2014_Global bio­di­ver­sity finance

Newsweek 24–30 Novem­ber 2014_Great Vic­to­ria Desert Bio­di­ver­sity Trust Launched

Newsweek 24–30 Novem­ber 2014_LES CAHIERS DE BIODIV 2050_INITIATIVES

Newsweek 24–30 Novem­ber 2014_Resource Envi­ron­men­tal Solu­tions Acquires Envi­ron­men­tal Banc & Exchange

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