A review of corporate goals of No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact on biodiversity — paper by Rainey et al

Hugo  Rainey, Edward  Pol­lard, Guy Dut­son, Jonathan M. Ekstrom, Suzanne Liv­ing­stone, Helen Tem­ple and John Pil­grim have pub­lished a paper enti­tled “A review of cor­po­rate goals of No Net Loss and Net Pos­i­tive Impact on bio­di­ver­sity” in Oryx. The Inter­na­tional … Con­tinue read­ing

Technical conditions for positive outcomes from biodiversity offsets. An input paper for the IUCN Technical Study Group on Biodiversity Offsets

Recently, the IUCN Tech­ni­cal Study Group on Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets has pub­lished some new resources (see also my pre­vi­ous posts  Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Tech­ni­cal Study Paper and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets: Pol­icy options for gov­ern­ments). Thanks to Patrick at the BBOP Sec­re­tariat for shar­ing … Con­tinue read­ing

French Assemblée Nationale has decided upon a resolution on the (planned) EU No Net Loss Initiative

Recently, I got some inter­est­ing news from France: the French Assem­blée Nationale has decided upon a res­o­lu­tion on the (planned) EU No Net Loss Ini­tia­tive. For more infor­ma­tion see the arti­cle “L’assemblée Nationale pub­lie le rap­port sur l’initiative envis­agée par … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Technical Study Paper — new IUCN report out

IUCN has pre­sented the lat­est report by its Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Tech­ni­cal Study Group at the IUCN World Parks Con­gress (12 - 19 Novem­ber 2014 in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia). Lead authors Kerry ten Kate and John Pil­grim together with var­i­ous con­tribut­ing authors have writ­ten more … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, October 13–19, 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

Have your say – even if it’s a MAYBE: Consultation on the EU No Net Loss Initiative closes today!

With the adop­tion of its 2020 Bio­di­ver­sity Strat­egy the EU has made a com­mit­ment to halt “the loss of bio­di­ver­sity and the degra­da­tion of ecosys­tem ser­vices in the EU by 2020, and restor­ing them in so far as fea­si­ble”. To … Con­tinue read­ing

Why would you say YES to the EU No Net Loss Initiative?

With the adop­tion of its 2020 Bio­di­ver­sity Strat­egy the EU has made a com­mit­ment to halt “the loss of bio­di­ver­sity and the degra­da­tion of ecosys­tem ser­vices in the EU by 2020, and restor­ing them in so far as fea­si­ble”. To … Con­tinue read­ing

Why would you say NO to the EU No Net Loss Initiative?

With the adop­tion of its 2020 Bio­di­ver­sity Strat­egy the EU has made a com­mit­ment to halt “the loss of bio­di­ver­sity and the degra­da­tion of ecosys­tem ser­vices in the EU by 2020, and restor­ing them in so far as fea­si­ble”. To reach this goal the … Con­tinue read­ing

Consultation on the EU No Net Loss Initiative: Biodiversity offsetting can, under certain circumstances, improve nature and biodiversity conservation — a comment by Heidi Wittmer

This is a guest post by Heidi Wittmer from Helmholtz Cen­tre for Envi­ron­men­tal Research in Ger­many. This com­ment is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and such is acknowl­edged as a fruit­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the dis­cus­sion on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. If … Con­tinue read­ing

No Net Loss Initiative – risk or chance for nature? Political session of the German green party left the issue biased

Last Fri­day I have been to a polit­i­cal ses­sion orga­nized by the Ger­man Green party (Die Grü­nen) of the Fed­eral Par­lia­ment (Bun­destag) in Berlin. Steffi Lemke, par­lia­men­tary exec­u­tive and speaker for nature con­ser­va­tion poli­cies for the Green party, invited experts … Con­tinue read­ing