Newsletter of the Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme, September 2014

BBOP Newsletter

It has been quite a while since the last newslet­ter of the Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Pro­gramme. So, I was both happy and sur­prised when the lat­est newslet­ter came in last week. It is full of infor­ma­tion from the bio­di­ver­sity off­sets field that have emerged over the past months.

In its BBOP News sec­tion the main results from the No Net Loss Con­fer­ence in June in Lon­don (see my pre­vi­ous post here and here) were high­lighted and links for the exten­sive con­fer­ence doc­u­men­ta­tion pro­vided. This is fol­lowed by the announce­ment of a num­ber of pub­li­ca­tions and tools:

  • Pol­icy Devel­op­ment for Envi­ron­men­tal Licens­ing and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets in Latin America
  • Com­par­ing bio­di­ver­sity off­set cal­cu­la­tion meth­ods with a case study in Uzbekistan
  • CBD Guid­ance on Inte­grat­ing Bio­di­ver­sity and Ecosys­tem ser­vices in Standards
  • Bio­di­ver­sity Bank­ing Assess­ment for Finland
  • Extrac­tion and Bio­di­ver­sity in Lime­stone Areas
  • Impor­tance of Base­line Spec­i­fi­ca­tion in Eval­u­at­ing Con­ser­va­tion Inter­ven­tions and Achiev­ing No Net Loss of Biodiversity
  • Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets: A Primer for Canada
  • The Legal Sta­tus of Envi­ron­men­tal Credit Stacking
  • Bio­di­ver­sity off­set mar­kets: cur­rent chal­lenges and prospec­tive developments

After some com­pany news, e.g. the announce­ment of a new work­plan of the Cross-Sector Bio­di­ver­sity Ini­tia­tive and regard­ing bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in Mada­gas­car, new pol­icy devel­op­ments are presented:

  • New bio­di­ver­sity off­sets pol­icy in New South Wales, Australia
  • Exten­sion of the dead­line for the con­sul­ta­tion on the EU No Net Loss Ini­tia­tive until Octo­ber 17, 2014 (BBOP rec­om­mends my pre­vi­ous post on the EU con­sul­ta­tion for more back­ground and prac­ti­cal infor­ma­tion, that’s pretty cool – thanks!)
  • Pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the envi­ron­men­tal and social safe­guard poli­cies of the World Bank is open until Novem­ber 30, 2014
  • Good Prac­tice Guid­ance on Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting released in New Zealand
  • Brief­ing on the appli­ca­tion of the Mit­i­ga­tion Hier­ar­chy in France (sequence ERC)

The newslet­ter closes with the announce­ment of job oppor­tu­ni­ties, con­fer­ences and upcom­ing events:

  • CBD COP 12 Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Forum in Pyeongchang on Octo­ber 12–14, 2014
  • 16th Annual BIOECON Con­fer­ence: Bio­di­ver­sity, Ecosys­tem Ser­vices and Sus­tain­abil­ity in Cam­bridge on Sep­tem­ber 21–23, 2014
  • 15th Inter­na­tional Asso­ci­a­tion for Impact Assess­ment (IAIA15) in Flo­rence on April 20–23, 2015

Find the whole newslet­ter with all inter­ac­tive links here and a down­load­able file here: BBOP Newslet­ter


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