BBOP webinar today, Wednesday, October 12, 2016: France’s new biodiversity law and implications for no net loss of biodiveristy

This is a last minute reminder to reg­is­ter for another inter­est­ing BBOP webi­nar, tak­ing place today, Octo­ber 12. Ophélie Darses, Deputy Bureau Chief of Global Pub­lic Goods from the French Min­istry of Envi­ron­ment, Energy and Sea, and Fabien Quétier from the … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: French Biodiversity Law adopted — what’s new?

What’s it about in short:  The French national Assem­bly has adopted the new bio­di­ver­sity law, which now also includes the appli­ca­tion of the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy in order to reach the goal of NO NET LOSS (or prefer­ably NET GAIN) of bio­di­ver­sity: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Sequence ERC dans “Examens environnementaux de l’OCDE : France 2016″

What’s it about in short:  Le 11 juil­let, l’OCDE a présenté à la France ses con­clu­sions et recom­man­da­tions quant à la per­for­mance de notre pays en matière d’environnement. Tous les dix ans, l’OCDE réalise en effet un « exa­men » de la per­for­mance … Con­tinue read­ing

Call for abstracts for session on biodiversity offsets at Ecocummit 2016 in Montpellier: European perspectives and global challenges on achieving no net loss of biodiversity in the context of development

I am orga­niz­ing a ses­sion on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets for the 2016 Eco­sum­mit to be held in Mont­pel­lier (29 August — 1 Sep­tem­ber 2016 | Le Corum, Mont­pel­lier, France) together with Fabien Quétier and Wolf­gang Wende. The title is: Euro­pean per­spec­tives and global … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Loi sur la biodiversité : « Ne tirez plus sur l’ambulance ! » (French biodiversity law)

What’s it about in short: Harold Lev­rel and Anne Teyssè­dre com­ment on the par­la­men­tary debate and news report­ing about the new French bio­di­ver­sity law When was it released: Feb­ru­ary 1, 2016 By whom: Harold Lev­rel and Anne Teyssè­dre, le monde More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: La biodiversité, premier grand texte au menu du Sénat

What’s it about in short: pro­jet de loi — the French draft bio­di­ver­sity law will be dis­cussed in the sen­ate, start­ing today (includes pro­vi­sions on com­pen­sa­tion mea­sures) When was it released: Jan­u­ary 6, 2016 By whom: Pub­lic Sénat More info: h see also … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Projet de loi pour la reconquête de la biodiversité, de la nature et des paysages

What’s it about in short: pro­jet de loi — pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the French draft bio­di­ver­sity law ends today (includes pro­vi­sions on com­pen­sa­tion mea­sures) When was it released: Decem­ber 18, 2015 By whom:Joël Labbé More info: Link to the con­sul­ta­tion: … Con­tinue read­ing

PhD IN PROGRESS: Development of a methodology to calculate ecological equivalence in the mitigation hierarchy context in France : taking into account ecological, spatial and temporal aspects

This is a guest post by Lucie Bezombes, doc­toral stu­dent at EDF and IRSTEA (France). This com­ment is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged as a fruit­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the dis­cus­sion on bio­di­ver­sity … Con­tinue read­ing

Meet the authors of the recent book on ecological compensation in France (Nov 18, 2015 in Paris)

Recently I have men­tioned a book edited by Lev­rel et al on com­pen­sa­tion mea­sures and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets from a French per­spec­tive (see NEW BOOK: Restau­rer la nature pour atténuer les impacts du développe­ment). I just got the infor­ma­tion that next … Con­tinue read­ing

Bio­di­ver­sity man­age­ment and devel­op­ment: chal­lenges, oppor­tu­ni­ties and new directions

Well, as I have men­tioned in my pre­vi­ous post today some­times it’s the more inter­est­ing things that slip through your fin­gers, even with your best inten­tions — or because of them. This was par­tic­u­larly the case for the “Bio­di­ver­sity man­age­ment … Con­tinue read­ing