Biodiversity Offsetting in Transnational Governance — new paper by Jerneja Penca

Jerneja Penca has pub­lished a new paper enti­tled Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting in Transna­tional Gov­er­nance” in Review of Euro­pean, Com­par­a­tive & Inter­na­tional Envi­ron­men­tal Law (Vol­ume 24, Issue 1, pages 93–102, April 2015. You can read the full arti­cle on the Jour­nal web­site (pay-walled). For more infor­ma­tion see also the abstract below.



This arti­cle dis­cusses the intro­duc­tion of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets at the transna­tional gov­er­nance level, at the van­guard of which is the prac­tice by the Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Pro­gramme (BBOP). The insti­tu­tional set­ting of the BBOP and the legal arrange­ment of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets at the inter­na­tional level are ana­lyzed, zoom­ing in on the insti­tu­tional and nor­ma­tive inter­play between the transna­tional gov­er­nance net­work (BBOP) and the Con­ven­tion on Bio­log­i­cal Diver­sity as well as the Ram­sar Con­ven­tion. The sig­nif­i­cance of the case study lies in high­light­ing the coop­er­a­tive, but also the exclu­sion­ary, effect of transna­tional net­works and in demon­strat­ing how new gov­er­nance struc­tures imple­ment treaty pro­vi­sions but rely on a con­tested inter­pre­ta­tion, which then feeds back into the treaty process.

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