Transferring the benefit of USA and European No Net Loss policies to Italy — a guest post by Ariadna Chavarria

This is a guest post by Ari­adna Chavar­ria, PhD can­di­date at the Uni­ver­sity of Padova, Italy. 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. … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: The best things are achieved by banking your offsets, not just trading them

What’s it about in short: com­ment on the recent mem­o­ran­dum of the US pres­i­dent on impact mit­i­ga­tion (includ­ing mit­i­ga­tion bank­ing) in the United States When was it released: Novem­ber 15, 2015 By whom: Jemma Pene­lope More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Presidential Memorandum: Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment

What’s it about in short: On Novem­ber 3 Pres­i­dent Obama issued a mem­o­ran­dum encour­ag­ing a stan­dard set of prac­tices across sev­eral fed­eral depart­ments and agen­cies for the appli­ca­tion of the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy, includ­ing off­set­ting. When was it released: Novem­ber 3, 2015 … Con­tinue read­ing

NEW REPORT: A comparative analysis of ecological compensation programs: The effect of program design on the social and ecological outcomes

Author(s): Niak Sian Koh, Thomas Hahn and Clau­dia Ituarte-Lima Title: A com­par­a­tive analy­sis of eco­log­i­cal com­pen­sa­tion pro­grams: The effect of pro­gram design on the social and eco­log­i­cal out­comes Year: 2014 In: This report is a prod­uct of an intern­ship under­taken dur­ing the Mas­ter … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — The Nature Conservancy’s Development by Design global program

What’s it about in short: launch of the web plat­form of The Nature Conservancy’s Devel­op­ment by Design global pro­gram When was it released: Sep­tem­ber 15, 2015 By whom: Bruce McKen­ney and Joe Kiesecker, the Nature Con­ser­vancy More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — First ‘Avoided Forest Conversion’ Offsets Purchased in the California Market

What’s it about in short: arti­cle on car­bon off­sets from avoided for­est con­ver­sion and sus­tain­able for­est man­age­ment When was it released: April 23, 2015 By whom: Kasey Krifka, Triple Pun­dit More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — Understanding The Basics Of Mitigation Banking

What’s it about in short: arti­cle explain­ing (US) mit­i­ga­tion bank­ing When was it released: n.a. By whom: Vikram Jhawar More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

KEY ISSUES IN BIODIVERSITY OFFSET LAW AND POLICY. A Comparison of Six Jurisdictions — new report by Dave Poulton

Some time ago I have been asked by Dave Poul­ton to review a chap­ter on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets under the Ger­man Impact Mit­i­ga­tion Reg­u­la­tion. So I am more than happy to inform you that Dave’s report enti­tled “KEY ISSUES IN BIODIVERSITY OFFSET … Con­tinue read­ing

Local emergence and international developments of conservation trading systems: innovation dynamics and related problems — new article by Mann and Simons

Carsten Mann and Arno Simons have pub­lished a new paper enti­tled “Local emer­gence and inter­na­tional devel­op­ments of con­ser­va­tion trad­ing sys­tems: inno­va­tion dynam­ics and related prob­lems” in Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (2014). You can read the full arti­cle on the Jour­nal web­site (pay-walled). For more … Con­tinue read­ing

PhD on biodiversity offsets markets by Carlos Ferreira available online: Performativity and pluralities of biodiversity offsetting experiments

As a reg­u­lar reader of the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog you have seen mul­ti­ple con­tri­bu­tions by Car­los Fer­reira on this blog which clearly mark his exper­tise in the field of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. It is there­fore great to note that his doc­toral … Con­tinue read­ing