BBOP webinar on Friday, January 15, 2015: Biodiversity Offsets in Chile: from goals to reality

There’s another BBOP webi­nar upcom­ing, on Jan­u­ary 15. This time the topic is: “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets in Chile:  from goals to real­ity”. In this webi­nar, Clau­dia Silva, Con­ser­va­tion Strat­egy Coor­di­na­tor of the Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Soci­ety — Chile, will exam­ine gaps that need … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Extractives industries in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

What’s it about in short: arti­cle adsress­ing the aims of BirdLife Inter­na­tional, IUCN and WWF to bal­ance extrac­tives indus­tries in Africa with social and envieon­men­tal con­cerns When was it released: June 12, 2015 By whom: Ken Mwathe, BirdLife More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

NEW BOOK: Protecting the Environment, Privately — including mining offsets in NSW

Editor(s): Jef­frey Ben­nett Title: Pro­tect­ing the Envi­ron­ment, Pri­vately Year: 2015 Pages: 380 pages Pub­li­ca­tion type: book Lan­guage: Eng­lish Source: Chap­ter 15 of this book is ded­i­cated to bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in min­ing in Aus­tralia: Robert Gille­spie (2015) Min­ing Off­sets in NSW. Pro­tect­ing the Envi­ron­ment, … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — Great Victoria Desert Biodiversity Trust launched to offset mining in Western Australia

What’s it about in short: launch of the Great Vic­to­ria Desert Bio­di­ver­sity Trust as part of the off­sets strat­egy for the Trop­i­cana Gold Mine in West­ern Aus­tralia When was it released: Novem­ber 25, 2014 By whom: 360 envi­ron­men­tal More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa

What’s it about in short: “Min­ing com­pa­nies are some of the heav­i­est pol­luters and they are bound to com­ply and pay for clean-up and envi­ron­men­tal reme­di­a­tion.” says report on extrac­tive indus­tries in South­ern Africa. When was it released: Sep­tem­ber 17, 2013 By … Con­tinue read­ing

Conference “Biodiversity Offsetting for Mining, Infrastructure and Urban Development”, 22–23 July, Sydney (Australia)

From tomor­row on a two-day con­fer­ence will exam­ine the future of bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting in Aus­tralia. The con­fer­ence enti­tled “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting for Min­ing, Infra­struc­ture and Urban Devel­op­ment” will focus  on the com­plex and chal­leng­ing task of bal­anc­ing bio­di­ver­sity con­ser­va­tion out­comes with … Con­tinue read­ing

(First) Biodiversity Offsets NewsMONTH, January 2015

Some time ago, I have announced that the news cat­e­gory that I have cre­ated for the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog, enti­tled “Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Newsweek”, would be replaced by another tool. Not so much dif­fer­ent (same style and struc­ture), this new tool … Con­tinue read­ing

A National Biodiversity Offset Scheme: A Road Map for Liberia’s Mining Sector — new World Bank report

Sally John­son has writ­ten a report enti­tled “A National Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Scheme: A Road Map for Liberia’s Min­ing Sec­tor”. This report was also pre­sented in a BBOP webi­nar last fri­day. You can find the full report here: A National Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP webinar this Friday, March 26, 2015: A National Biodiversity Offset Scheme for Liberia’s Mining Sector

I know, it’s a bit short notice, but there is another BBOP webi­nar being held this Fri­day. This time the topic is: “A National Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Scheme for Liberia’s Min­ing Sec­tor”. Sally John­son, Con­sul­tant, and lead author of a recent World … Con­tinue read­ing

(Last) Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, December 8–31, 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