How can regulators support business to go green? Please share your knowledge and experiences!

The EKLIPSE project, funded by the EU in H2020, is devel­op­ing a Euro­pean Mech­a­nism to answer requests from pol­icy mak­ers and other soci­etal actors on bio­di­ver­sity related issues. A request on sup­port­ing busi­nesses to improve the out­comes of their oper­a­tions … Con­tinue read­ing

A la espera de los Bancos de Conservación de la Naturaleza (Waiting for conservation banks in Spain) — a guest post by Alfonso Carretero

This is a guest post by Alfonso Car­retero who holds a master’s degree in con­ser­va­tion biol­ogy and in envi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment from Uni­ver­si­dad Com­plutense de Madrid (Spain) and Insti­tuto Supe­rior del Medio Ambi­ente in coop­er­a­tion with Nebrija Busi­ness School. This com­ment has … Con­tinue read­ing

Is there any empirical support for biodiversity offset policy? — paper by Curran, Hellweg and Beck

Michael Cur­ran, Ste­fanie Hell­weg and Jan Beck haves pub­lished a  paper enti­tled “Is there any empir­i­cal sup­port for bio­di­ver­sity off­set pol­icy? in Eco­log­i­cal Appli­ca­tions Vol­ume 24, Issue 4 (June 2014)  pp. 617–31. You can access the full paper here (pay-walled) and … Con­tinue read­ing

Results of the No Net Loss Public Consultation now available online!

As many have impa­tiently waited for it, I am happy to announce that the results of the Euro­pean Commission’s pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on its planned No Net Loss Ini­tia­tive are pub­lished online on the web­site of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. The inter­net … 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


This is a guest post by Joël Houdet, Senior Research Fel­low at African Cen­tre for Tech­nol­ogy Stud­ies (ACTS), Johan­nes­burg (South Africa). For any fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Joël directly.  Call for issue papers: Respon­si­ble Nat­ural Resource Economies in Africa. The African Cen­ter for Tech­nol­ogy Stud­ies … Con­tinue read­ing

Marine and terrestrial biodiversity offsets: so close and yet so far away — a comment by Céline Jacob

This is a guest post by Céline Jacob, PhD Stu­dent on Marine and Coastal Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets at CREOCEAN — Cen­ter for Func­tional and Evo­lu­tion­ary Ecol­ogy in Mont­pel­lier (France). This com­ment is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and … Con­tinue read­ing

The theory-practice gap in biodiversity offsets — a comment by Alan Key

This is a guest post by Alan Key from Aus­tralian con­sul­tancy Earth­trade. 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 you want … Con­tinue read­ing

Newsletter of the Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme, September 2014

It has been quite a while since the last newslet­ter of the Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set Pro­gramme. So, I was both happy and sur­prised when the lat­est newslet­ter came in last week. It is full of infor­ma­tion from the bio­di­ver­sity … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets Newsweek, September 8–14, 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