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
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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: 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
SHORT INFO — Biodiversity offsetting: challenges in theory and practice — talk by Prof EJ Milner-Gulland
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
This is a guest post by James Brown, PhD student at Queen’s University Belfast. This comment has previously been published on QuBio blog of the School of Biological Sciences. It is the expression of the author’s thoughts and experiences and … Continue reading
To B(e)BOP or not to be BOB? – Do we need a Biodiversity Offset Blog besides the Business and Biodiversity Offset Program?
Admittedly, I did exaggerate a bit with the play on words in the title of the post and the pathos of the words unveils more sarcasm than an honest question. But as long as this blog exists I have felt … Continue reading
Pictures say more than words — and some of these are really mean. Does biodiverity offsetting work this way? Critics would say: yes, biodiversity offsets are bad. Anyway, the drawings point to some of the core problems of biodiversity offsets … Continue reading
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
Will the Great Barrier Reef die off: How harmful are coastal development activities and can Marine Biodiversity Offsets be effective?
In 2017 American ecologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) develop the groundbreaking technology “GenCalc”. The new calculation method offers the opportunity to initiate transnational biodiversity compensation and credit trading – for the first time without neglecting the complexity … Continue reading