Cactus status post #8

Cac­tus is back on track. How­ever, seems like both of us have mul­ti­ple respon­si­bil­i­ties or dis­trac­tions at the moment… With regard to the “vol­un­tari­ness” chap­ter I am work­ing on Vol­un­tary Envi­ron­men­tal Approaches and Cor­po­rate Respon­si­bil­ity at the moment. March Update: … Con­tinue read­ing

Love or Leave? The controversy about Biodiversity Offsets

No to Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting? As bio­di­ver­sity off­sets become more vis­i­ble in the pub­lic they are sub­ject to a grow­ing con­tro­versy. Crit­ics of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets have a grow­ing lobby, espe­cially in the UK, where the gov­ern­ment seems to rush, want­ing to … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets need a strong regulatory system! Or voluntary engagement?

Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets under reg­u­la­tory sys­tems A decade ago off­sets only existed under sev­eral reg­u­la­tory sys­tems e.g. Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Assess­ment, US Wet­land Mit­i­ga­tion, Ger­man Impact Mit­i­ga­tion Reg­u­la­tion and other (see table below for some selected more). The busi­ness case and vol­un­tary … Con­tinue read­ing

Why did the concept of Biodiversity Offsets become so popular?

“Bio­di­ver­sity” is a buzz­word (and “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set” is becom­ing one) One rea­son for the pop­u­lar­ity of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets is inher­ent to the term itself: “bio­di­ver­sity” is prob­a­bly one of the most promi­nent buzz­words of the 21st cen­tury (after “sus­tain­abil­ity” at the … Con­tinue read­ing

From global biodiversity loss to No Net Loss in the EU?

A global prob­lem: the loss of bio­di­ver­sity on the polit­i­cal agenda The nat­ural world is going down. Many species and their habi­tats, and ecosys­tem as a whole, are threat­ened by human activ­i­ties. A broad con­sen­sus exists among sci­en­tists, politi­cians, busi­nesses … Con­tinue read­ing