SHORT INFO — Is “biodiversity offsetting” really protecting ecosystems? (LinkedIn discussion)

What’s it about in short: lively LinkedIn dis­cus­sion (~30 com­ments) on the impact and effec­tive­ness of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets When was it released: August, 2015 By whom: Gor­don Ger­b­itz More info:–6031468076283752449 … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — New Paths for Conservation: A Debate with Peter Kareiva and Clive Spash

What’s it about in short: Peter Kareiva and Clive Spash debate on new paths for con­ser­va­tion at ICCB con­fer­ence 2015 in Mont­pel­lier When was it released: August 2, 2015 By whom: Joce­lyne Sze More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — Open letter to Commissioner Potočnik about biodiversity offsetting

What’s it about in short: let­ter by orga­ni­za­tions and indi­vid­u­als to EU Com­mis­sion on bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting con­cerns When was it released: Octo­ber 20, 2014 By whom: FERN More info: and … Con­tinue read­ing

Beyond biodiversity offsetting; trading away community rights in Gabon — critical briefing note by FERN

The cam­paign­ing NGO FERN, based in the UK and in Brus­sels, is one of the active oppo­nents of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. Recently they have pub­lished the fourth part of a series on crit­i­cal brief­ing notes on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. This brief­ing notes … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity offsetting – a fool’s errand? — a comment by James Brown

This is a guest post by James Brown, PhD stu­dent at Queen’s Uni­ver­sity Belfast. This com­ment has pre­vi­ously been pub­lished on QuBio blog of the School of Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences. It is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and … 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

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

Case studies of biodiversity offsetting: voices from the ground — a critical briefing note from Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth rep­re­sent some of the strongest crit­ics to Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets both as a con­cept and in prac­tice. They have pre­pared a short brief­ing note enti­tled “Case stud­ies of bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting: voices from the ground” includ­ing a crit­i­cal … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity offset markets: What are they really? An empirical approach to wetland mitigation banking — new paper by Vaissière and Levrel

Anne-Charlotte Vais­sière and Harol Lev­rel have pub­lished a new paper enti­tled “Bio­di­ver­sity off­set mar­kets: What are they really? An empir­i­cal approach to wet­land mit­i­ga­tion bank­ing” in Eco­log­i­cal Eco­nom­ics (Vol­ume 110, Feb­ru­ary 2015, Pages 81–88). Read more on the Jour­nal web­site … 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