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

NEW ARTICLE: Land-Development Offset Policies in the Quest for Sustainability: What Can China Learn from Germany?

Author(s): Rong Tan, Rongyu Wang and Thomas Sedlin Title: Land-Development Off­set Poli­cies in the Quest for Sus­tain­abil­ity: What Can China Learn from Ger­many? Year: 2014 In: Sus­tain­abil­ity 2014, 6(6), 3400–3430; doi:10.3390/su6063400 Pages: pages 3400–3430. Pub­li­ca­tion type: open access jour­nal arti­cle Lan­guage: Eng­lish Source:–1050/6/6/3400/htm … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: New environmental offsets framework in Queensland

What’s it about in short: On 1 July 2014, the new envi­ron­men­tal off­sets frame­work was intro­duced in Queens­land, Aus­tralia. When was it released: April 16, 2015 By whom: Cop­per Grace Ward Lawyers More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — NSW Election 2015: Baird biodiversity offsets plan endangered under Labour

What’s it about in short: arti­cle on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets and pol­icy change (?) in New South Wales, Aus­tralia When was it released: March 6, 2015 By whom: Peter Han­nam, The Syd­ney Morn­ing Her­ald More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

NATUE ALERT — last three days of the public consultation as part of the ‘fitness check’ for EU nature legislation (Birds Directive, Habitats Directive)

For the past three months the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion has held a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion as part of the ‘fit­ness check’ for EU nature leg­is­la­tion (Birds Direc­tive, Habi­tats Direc­tive — BHD). the BHD and related Natura 2000 net­work are a unique tool … 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

New report on strengthening the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy by Hayes et al.

Thanks to Genevieve Hayes and Samir Whitaker from BirdLife for shar­ing their lat­est report on the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy. Over a period of 9 months the team (BirdLife Inter­na­tional, United Nations Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­gramme – World Con­ser­va­tion Mon­i­tor­ing Cen­tre (UNEP-WCMC), Royal Soci­ety … Con­tinue read­ing

Newsletter of the Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme, May 2015

BBOP newslet­ters are usu­ally a great resource car­ry­ing a wealth of infor­ma­tion. Since the last newslet­ter came in in Sep­tem­ber 2014 (see my post) the one that came in some days ago has been waited for.  It includes sec­tions on BBOP … Con­tinue read­ing

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