Are Biodiversity Offsets still relevant for India — a comment by Divya Narain

This is a guest post by Divya Narain, Learn­ing man­ager at Envi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Cen­ter in Mum­bai, India. This com­ment has pre­vi­ously been pub­lished on Divya’s Blog. It is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP webinar this Thursday, April 9, 2015: Biodiversity Offsetting Practice — Western Sydney, Australia

There’s another BBOP webi­nar upcom­ing in two days time from now, i.e. Thurs­day (or Wednes­day evening for the US and related time zones). This time the topic is: “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting Prac­tice — West­ern Syd­ney, Aus­tralia”. Tom Grosskopf and Derek Steller from … Con­tinue read­ing

A National Biodiversity Offset Scheme: A Road Map for Liberia’s Mining Sector — new World Bank report

Sally John­son has writ­ten a report enti­tled “A National Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Scheme: A Road Map for Liberia’s Min­ing Sec­tor”. This report was also pre­sented in a BBOP webi­nar last fri­day. You can find the full report here: A National Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP webinar this Friday, March 26, 2015: A National Biodiversity Offset Scheme for Liberia’s Mining Sector

I know, it’s a bit short notice, but there is another BBOP webi­nar being held this Fri­day. This time the topic is: “A National Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Scheme for Liberia’s Min­ing Sec­tor”. Sally John­son, Con­sul­tant, and lead author of a recent World … Con­tinue read­ing

Suncor-Winagami Biodiversity Offset project in Canada

I have recently come across another long-term bio­di­ver­sity off­set project. The Cana­dian Suncor-Winagami project dates back to 2003. The Winagami Lake Project began as a pilot ini­ti­ated by Sun­cor and the Alberta Con­ser­va­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (ACA) with the goal of buy­ing land … Con­tinue read­ing

Example for a Biodiversity Offset Strategy by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance

Jointly owned with Mit­subishi Devel­op­ment Pty Ltd, BHP Bil­li­ton Mit­subishi Alliance (BMA) is Australia’s largest coal miner and exporter, and the world’s largest sup­plier to the sea borne cok­ing coal mar­ket. BMA’s mines are located in the coal rich Bowen … Con­tinue read­ing

New report examines Biodiversity Offsets Case Study from Madagascar

Amrei von Hase, Andrew Cooke, Aris­tide Andri­a­narim­isa, Riv­olala Andri­amparany, Vanessa Mass, Robin Mitchell and Kerry ten Kate Have pub­lished a new report on the BBOP Ambat­ovy min­ing case study in Mada­gas­car enti­tled “Work­ing Towards No Net Loss and Beyond. Ambat­ovy, … Con­tinue read­ing

Worldwide on-the-ground examples of Biodiversity Offsets — Koala Offset in South East Queensland

I am very happy to announce our first on-the ground bio­di­ver­sity off­set exam­ple that is the result of some intense work and exchange. It describes a species off­set for the Koala in Queens­land (Aus­tralia). While we have devel­oped the struc­ture … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP webinar TODAY, Thursday, December 4, 2014: Moving targets and comparing offset methodologies

I know, it’s a bit short notice, but there is another BBOP webi­nar being held in an hour’s time from now. This week the Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Pro­gramme has announced its next BBOP webi­nar as This time the topic is: … Con­tinue read­ing

Today’s BBOP webinar postponed to December 10, 2014!

Today’s BBOP webi­nar on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in the Ambat­ovy min­ing project in in Mada­gas­car was post­poned on short notice due to tech­ni­cal prob­lems! This coin­ci­dence is maybe not too bad (a new date and time have already been sched­uled) as … Con­tinue read­ing