There is a controversial discussion on Biodiversity Offsets (in theory and in practice) ongoing. This page will give room to the different opinions and arguments. This means that both PROs and CONs for biodiversity offsets will be included. If you feel that some important articles or thoughts are missing please contact me. You can do that here.
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What’s it about in short: Harold Levrel and Anne Teyssèdre comment on the parlamentary debate and news reporting about the new French biodiversity law When was it released: February 1, 2016 By whom: Harold Levrel and Anne Teyssèdre, le monde More info: http://www.lemonde.fr/biodiversite/article/2016/02/01/loi-sur-la-biodiversite-ne-tirez-plus-sur-l-ambulance_4857351_1652692.html#mmEh4v1zjMye2eP0.99 … Continue reading
What’s it about in short: Can biodiversity offsetting really help us compensate for environmental damage caused by development, or is it just a licence to trash? Fauna & Flora International’s David Marsh looks at some of the lessons we have learned … Continue reading
I had announced the public forum on biodiversity offsetting in the Niagara region (Canada) yesterday. If you could not participate and are nevertheless interested in the results, have a look at the youtube video and see also some photos on … Continue reading
What’s it about in short: comment on the recent memorandum of the US president on impact mitigation (including mitigation banking) in the United States When was it released: November 15, 2015 By whom: Jemma Penelope More info: https://misjpmovesthings.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/the-best-things-are-achieved-by-banking-your-offsets-not-just-trading-them/ … Continue reading
What’s it about in short: Steve Edwards of IUCN’s Business and Biodiversity Programme explains how government and business are looking at ways to compensate for the impacts of development on biodiversity. When was it released: January 15, 2015 By whom: IUCN More … Continue reading
What’s it about in short: article based on an interview with Ariel Brunner (BirdLife Europe) on the pros and cons of biodiversity offsets When was it released: September 7, 2015 By whom: IUCN More info: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/business/?21861/The-pros-and-cons-of-biodiversity-offsets … Continue reading
This is a guest post on behalf of Marie Brown, Senior Policy Analyst for Environmental Defense Society (EDS), specializing in biodiversity policy. The text by Veronika Meduna (from Radio New Zealand National) was based on a radio interview with Marie … Continue reading
Author(s): Evangelia Apostolopoulou and William M. Adams Title: Biodiversity offsetting and conservation: reframing nature to save it Year: 2015 In: Oryx, Published online: 06 October 2015 Pages: 9 pages Publication type: journal article Language: English Source: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9991488&fileId=S0030605315000782 … Continue reading
What’s it about in short: seminar and talk by Prof EJ Milner-Gulland on biodiversity offsetting at Swansea University (UK), April 23, 2015 When was it released: April 22, 2015 By whom: Luca Borger More info: http://swantalks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/biosciences-seminar-speaker-23-april.html … Continue reading
What’s it about in short: lively LinkedIn discussion (~30 comments) on the impact and effectiveness of biodiversity offsets When was it released: August, 2015 By whom: Gordon Gerbitz More info: https://www.linkedin.com/grp/post/4076378–6031468076283752449 … Continue reading