Devel­op­ing Busi­nesses for Bet­ter Envi­ron­men­tal Stew­ard­ship — a guest post by Derrick Wilkinson on market based instruments

This is  a guest post by Der­rick Wilkin­son who is an econ­o­mist and direc­tor of the UK based con­sul­tancy DG Wilkin­son. This guest post is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged as a … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity offsets are not a business — why I don’t think we’ll have a commercial platform for biodiversity offsets somewhere in Europe, soon

This is an opin­ion post by Mar­i­anne Darbi, researcher at Leib­niz Insti­tute of Eco­log­i­cal Urban and Regional Devel­op­ment (Ger­many) and founder of the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog. This com­ment is the expres­sion of my own thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is … Con­tinue read­ing

Can you reduce environmental impacts of business within a budget? — play the game

In our very inside, there is a child in each of us which makes that we hardly ever loose our joy of play­ing. That’s prob­a­bly why things like the fol­low­ing game usu­ally attract our atten­tion far more than sim­ple words … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets need a strong regulatory system! Or voluntary engagement?

Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets under reg­u­la­tory sys­tems A decade ago off­sets only existed under sev­eral reg­u­la­tory sys­tems e.g. Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Assess­ment, US Wet­land Mit­i­ga­tion, Ger­man Impact Mit­i­ga­tion Reg­u­la­tion and other (see table below for some selected more). The busi­ness case and vol­un­tary … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP holds first No Net Loss Conference on Biodiversity Offsets, June, 3 — 4, 2014, London

Update Sep­tem­ber 2014 There are a whole fol­low up sec­tion (includ­ing sev­eral videos) as well as an exten­sive sum­mary report avail­able. For more infor­ma­tion see my post No Net Loss Con­fer­ence Con­clu­sions and Sum­mary are out. My obser­va­tions on the No Net … Con­tinue read­ing