Peru develops a framework for No Net Loss

The Gov­ern­ment of Peru has been devel­op­ing a national frame­work for No Net Loss of bio­di­ver­sity, which cul­mi­nated in the release of a Min­is­te­r­ial Res­o­lu­tion on bio­di­ver­sity com­pen­sa­tion dur­ing the UNFCCC dur­ing the COP20 in Decem­ber 2014 in Lima. The … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Law (including biodiversity offsets) under Development in France

French bio­di­ver­sity pol­icy has been evolv­ing and strength­en­ing since 1976, when the “Law on Nature Pro­tec­tion”, pro­vided the first men­tion of the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy and stip­u­lated that all devel­op­ments required an EIA. More recent guid­ance on the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy pub­lished by … Con­tinue read­ing

IUCN webinar (11 June) on ‘No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact Approaches for Biodiversity: exploring the potential application of these approaches in the commercial agriculture and forestry sectors’

IUCN has pub­lished a report enti­tled: No Net Loss and Net Pos­i­tive Impact Approaches for Bio­di­ver­sity: Explor­ing the poten­tial appli­ca­tion of these approaches in the com­mer­cial agri­cul­ture and forestry sec­tors (see also my recent post on this) IUCN’s Global Busi­ness and … Con­tinue read­ing

Early bird extended until 8 May (!) for 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology: Mission Biodiversity — Choosing new paths for conservation

The 27th Inter­na­tional Con­gress for Con­ser­va­tion Biol­ogy (and also the 4th Euro­pean Con­gress for Con­ser­va­tion Biol­ogy) is tak­ing place in Mont­pel­lier in the South of France August 2–6, 2015. This year’s title is “Mis­sion Bio­di­ver­sity — Choos­ing new paths for … Con­tinue read­ing

No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact Approaches for Biodiversity — new IUCN study explores the potential for agriculture and forestry

Com­mer­cial agri­cul­ture and forestry could have a net pos­i­tive impact on bio­di­ver­sity – say the authors of a recent report. Thanks to Fabien Quetier for inform­ing me about one of the lat­est IUCN reports enti­tled “No Net Loss and Net … Con­tinue read­ing

Does biodiversity offsetting make nature a commodity? — a comment by Agata Szafraniuk

Recently I found a post on Hot Air (A Client Earth blog) which asks: Does bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting make nature a com­mod­ity? In her arti­cle Agata Szafra­niuk com­ments on the EU No Net Loss Ini­tia­tive and gives some con­clu­sions from the … 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

Compensation for biodiversity losses: can varied approaches deliver? A comment by Carlos Ferreira

This is a guest post by Car­los Fer­reira, Research Assis­tant in the Cen­ter for Busi­ness in Soci­ety at Coven­try Uni­ver­sity. He can be reached at It is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is … Con­tinue read­ing

Perverse incentives risk undermining biodiversity offset policies — new paper by Gordon et al

Ascelin Gor­don, Joe Bull, Chris Wilcox and Mar­tine Maron have pub­lished a new paper enti­tled “Per­verse incen­tives risk under­min­ing bio­di­ver­sity off­set poli­cies” in Jour­nal of Applied Ecol­ogy (Feb­ru­ary 2015). Read more on the Jour­nal web­site (pay-walled). For more infor­ma­tion see also a … Con­tinue read­ing

Comparing biodiversity offset methodologies — new paper by Bull

Joe Bull has  pub­lished a new paper enti­tled “Com­par­ing bio­di­ver­sity off­set method­olo­gies. Diver­gence in secur­ing ‘no net loss’” in Deci­sion Point (No 85, Feb­ru­ary 2015). You can read the full arti­cle on the Jour­nal web­site (open access). For more infor­ma­tion … Con­tinue read­ing