2014 IUCN World Parks Congress launches dialogue on biodiversity offsets

Held once every 10 years, the 2014 World Parks Con­gress in Novem­ber 2014 attracted 6,000 par­tic­i­pants from 170 coun­tries, and secured more than 70 new major con­ser­va­tion com­mit­ments, includ­ing Gabon’s promise to pro­tect 23% of its coast­line, and the Elion … Con­tinue read­ing

“Natural Capital: valuing our planet” — new book by Dieter Helm

Pro­fes­sor Dieter Helm, Chair­man of the Nat­ural Cap­i­tal Com­mit­tee, has released ‘Nat­ural Cap­i­tal – valu­ing our planet’, a book pub­lished by Yale Uni­ver­sity Press and fol­low­ing closely the rec­om­men­da­tions of the Nat­ural Cap­i­tal Com­mit­tee in its recent report to the … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsetting Law and Policy workshop on June 8, 2015 by Ontario Nature (Canada)

Ontario Nature is hold­ing a Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting Law and Pol­icy work­shop, pre­sent­ing a new report that com­pares law and pol­icy inter­na­tion­ally across six juris­dic­tions, ana­lyz­ing strengths, weak­nesses and gaps, and pro­vid­ing rec­om­men­da­tions. Date: Mon­day, June 8, 2015 Time: 9:30 am Loca­tion: Black … Con­tinue read­ing

Behold the power of fungus … and biodiversity offsets — a guest post by Naazia Ebrahim

This is a guest post by Naazia Ebrahim of the OECD Envi­ron­ment Direc­torate. This com­ment has pre­vi­ously been pub­lished on OECD Insights. It is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged as a fruit­ful … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets: Opportunities and challenges for their effective design and implementation — resources from an OECD workshop

The OECD has held a work­shop on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets on 6–7 Novem­ber 2013 at the OECD Head­quar­ters. The work­shop exam­ined the tech­ni­cal and ana­lyt­i­cal issues related to their effec­tive design and imple­men­ta­tion with an aim to derive insights on and … 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

The legal and institutional dimensions of biodiversity offsetting — a workshop report by Megan Evans

This is a guest post by Megan Evans, a PhD researcher based at the  Fen­ner School of Envi­ron­ment and Soci­ety, at the Aus­tralian National Uni­ver­sity in Can­berra, Aus­tralia. This com­ment has pre­vi­ously been pub­lished on Megan’s Blog. It is the expres­sion of the … 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

The development of the Australian environmental offsets policy: from theory to practice — new paper by Miller et al

KATHERINE L. MILLER, JAMES A. TREZISE, STEFAN KRAUS, KIMBERLEY DRIPPS, MEGAN C. EVANS, PHILIP GIBBONS, HUGH P. POSSINGHAM and MARTINE MARON have pub­lished a new paper enti­tled “The devel­op­ment of the Aus­tralian envi­ron­men­tal off­sets pol­icy: from the­ory to prac­tice” in Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (2015). Read more on the Jour­nal … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity offsets: practice and promise — paper by Martin Fallding

Mar­tin Falld­ing has  pub­lished a paper enti­tled “Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets: Prac­tice and promise” in Envi­ron­men­tal and Plan­ning Law Jour­nal (Vol­ume 31 Part 1, 2014). He exam­ines off­sets form a Aus­tralian per­spec­tive, look­ing at pol­icy and prac­tice espe­cially in the state of New … Con­tinue read­ing