Introduction to Biodiversity Offsetting, Workshop, 6 November 2014, London

CIEEM_Text-Logo_LRThe Char­tered Insti­tute of Ecol­ogy and Envi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment is hold­ing a one-day intro­duc­tory work­shop on bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting on Novem­ber 6, 2014, 10am — 4pm in Lon­don, man­aged by Dr. Julia Baker. Costs of 90/180 British Pounds apply (member/non-member).

Unfor­tu­nately the work­shop is already fully booked, but you can put your name to a reserve list by email­ing to

This course is for par­tic­i­pants who wish to develop their skills in and knowl­edge of the bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting approach to devel­op­ment. Fol­low­ing ses­sions on the his­tory of off­set­ting, the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy and the sys­tem being pilot tested in Eng­land by Defra, the course will focus on the prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion of off­set­ting for var­i­ous con­struc­tion sec­tors with case study examples.

Here’s a brief infor­ma­tion about what to expect from the event:

With a mix of pre­sen­ta­tions, cohort dis­cus­sion and group work, par­tic­i­pants will be shown how to use the met­ric sys­tem to cal­cu­late ‘bio­di­ver­sity units’, design an off­set in accor­dance with Defra’s guid­ance and apply mul­ti­pli­ers to cal­cu­late the amount of bio­di­ver­sity an off­set will pro­vide.  The final sec­tion will exam­ine the risks of off­set­ting fail­ure to deliver bio­di­ver­sity ben­e­fits and pos­si­ble solu­tions for how these risks can be overcome.

All aspects of the course are founded on the approach for bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting that is being pilot tested by Defra

Read more here.


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