Insights into Biodiversity Offsetting in Ontario (Canada) — new report by Ontario Nature

The Cana­dian NGO Ontario Nature has recently released a report enti­tled “Insights into Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting in Ontario”. The report is the out­come of a project on bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting (started in July 2013), which was sup­ported by the Met­calf Foun­da­tion. It … Con­tinue read­ing

Could accountants really solve global problems like climate change, environmental degradation, over population, and pollution? — asks Gleeson-White in her new book “Six Capitals”

The ques­tion whether accoun­tants “can save the planet” as the sub­ti­tle of the new book by Jane Gleeson-White (“Six Cap­i­tals. The rev­o­lu­tion cap­i­tal­ism has to have — or can accoun­tants save the planet?”) sug­gests, points to the core of the … Con­tinue read­ing

Making Up for Lost Nature? A Critical Review of the International Development of Voluntary Biodiversity Offsets — new paper by Benabou

Sarah Ben­abou has  pub­lished a new paper on “Mak­ing Up for Lost Nature? A Crit­i­cal Review of the Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment of Vol­un­tary Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets” in Envi­ron­ment and Soci­ety: Advances in Research, Vol­ume 5, Num­ber 1, 2014, pp. 103–123(21). You can access the … Con­tinue read­ing

Will offsets save or sink Protected Areas? — New paper by Pilgrim and Bennun

This is a guest post by The Bio­di­ver­sity Con­sul­tancy, a UK-based con­sul­tancy spe­cial­ized in bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. This  is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged as a fruit­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the dis­cus­sion on bio­di­ver­sity … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Technical Study Paper — new IUCN report out

IUCN has pre­sented the lat­est report by its Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Tech­ni­cal Study Group at the IUCN World Parks Con­gress (12 - 19 Novem­ber 2014 in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia). Lead authors Kerry ten Kate and John Pil­grim together with var­i­ous con­tribut­ing authors have writ­ten more … Con­tinue read­ing


This is a guest post by Joël Houdet, Senior Research Fel­low at African Cen­tre for Tech­nol­ogy Stud­ies (ACTS), Johan­nes­burg (South Africa). For any fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Joël directly.  Call for issue papers: Respon­si­ble Nat­ural Resource Economies in Africa. The African Cen­ter for Tech­nol­ogy Stud­ies … Con­tinue read­ing

Policy Development for Environmental Licensing and Biodiversity Offsets in Latin America — new paper by Villarroya, Barros and Kiesecker

Ana Vil­lar­roya, Ana Christina Bar­ros and Joe Kiesecker have pub­lished a new paper on “Pol­icy Devel­op­ment for Envi­ron­men­tal Licens­ing and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets in Latin Amer­ica” in PLOS ONE. You can access the full paper here  (open access) and find the abstract copied … Con­tinue read­ing

Great Apes and Biodiversity Offset Projects in Africa: The Case for National Offset Strategies — new paper by Kormos et al

Rebecca Kor­mos, Cyril F. Kor­mos, Tatyana Humle, Annette Lan­jouw, Helga Rainer, Ray Vic­turine, A. Mit­ter­meier, Anthony B. Rylands, Mamadou S. Diallo and Eliz­a­beth A. Williamson have pub­lished a new paper on “Great Apes and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Projects in Africa: The Case for National Off­set Strate­gies” in Meth­ods … Con­tinue read­ing

Review of the Taninthayi Nature Reserve Project as a conservation model in Myanmar — new report by Pollard, Hlaing and Pilgrim

UK-based con­sul­tancy “The Bio­di­ver­sity Con­sul­tancy” (TBC) has pub­lished a report enti­tled “Review of the Taninthayi Nature Reserve Project as a con­ser­va­tion model in Myan­mar” (authors: E. H. B. Pol­lard, Soe Win Hlaing and J. D. Pil­grim). The study was com­mis­sioned … Con­tinue read­ing

Is the ecosystem service concept improving impact assessment? Evidence from recent international practice — new paper by Sales Rosa and Sánchez

Josianne Clau­dia Sales Rosa and Luis E. Sánchez  have pub­lished a new paper on “Is the ecosys­tem ser­vice con­cept improv­ing impact assess­ment? Evi­dence from recent inter­na­tional prac­tice” in Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Assess­ment Review (Vol­ume 50, Jan­u­ary 2015, Pages 134–142). You can … Con­tinue read­ing