BBOP webinar on Wednesday, August 3, 2016: Avoidance in the implementation of wetland law and policy

There’s another BBOP webi­nar upcom­ing, tomor­row, 3 August. Avoid­ance is meant to be the first and most impor­tant step in the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy. In prac­tice how­ever, some decision-makers often fail to pri­or­i­tize avoid­ance and min­i­miza­tion efforts prior to off­set­ting, or … Con­tinue read­ing

Follow up on Biodiversity offsetting public forum in the Niagara region (Canada)

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

Biodiversity offsetting public forum in the Niagara region (Canada) on January 27, 2016

Here’s some last minute infor­ma­tion on a pub­lic forum on bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting in the Nia­gara region (Canada). The pub­lic forum will be a vehi­cle for cit­i­zens to voice their opin­ion and ask ques­tions relat­ing to off­set­ting. Date: Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 27, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm … Con­tinue read­ing

Wetlands Policy and Biodiversity Offsetting Workshop on October 26, 2015 by Ontario Nature (Canada)

Here’s some last minute infor­ma­tion on a work­shop held by Ontario Nature on wet­lands and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. the work­shop will focus on pol­icy gaps and options in light of the Province’s pro­posed devel­op­ment of a Strate­gic Plan for Ontario Wet­lands. … Con­tinue read­ing

KEY ISSUES IN BIODIVERSITY OFFSET LAW AND POLICY. A Comparison of Six Jurisdictions — new report by Dave Poulton

Some time ago I have been asked by Dave Poul­ton to review a chap­ter on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets under the Ger­man Impact Mit­i­ga­tion Reg­u­la­tion. So I am more than happy to inform you that Dave’s report enti­tled “KEY ISSUES IN BIODIVERSITY OFFSET … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity and Conservation Offsets: A Guide for Albertans (Canada) — new paper by Dave Poulton

Thanks to Dave Poul­ton for shar­ing his lat­est paper enti­tled “Bio­di­ver­sity and Con­ser­va­tion Off­sets: A Guide for Alber­tans”. The paper was pre­pared at the Cana­dian Insti­tute of Resources Law. You can access the full paper online and see the intro­duc­tion copied below. … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsetting Law and Policy workshop on June 8, 2015 by Ontario Nature (Canada)

Ontario Nature is hold­ing a Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting Law and Pol­icy work­shop, pre­sent­ing a new report that com­pares law and pol­icy inter­na­tion­ally across six juris­dic­tions, ana­lyz­ing strengths, weak­nesses and gaps, and pro­vid­ing rec­om­men­da­tions. Date: Mon­day, June 8, 2015 Time: 9:30 am Loca­tion: Black … Con­tinue read­ing

Suncor-Winagami Biodiversity Offset project in Canada

I have recently come across another long-term bio­di­ver­sity off­set project. The Cana­dian Suncor-Winagami project dates back to 2003. The Winagami Lake Project began as a pilot ini­ti­ated by Sun­cor and the Alberta Con­ser­va­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (ACA) with the goal of buy­ing land … Con­tinue read­ing

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

Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, November 24–30, 2014

About the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Newsweek If you are inter­ested in envi­ron­men­tal com­pen­sa­tion and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets, there are cer­tainly good news: there is now a whole bunch of infor­ma­tion from dif­fer­ent sources, loca­tions and view­points pub­licly avail­able (some­thing which wasn’t this … Con­tinue read­ing