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

Making Up for Lost Nature? A Critical Review of the International Development of Voluntary Biodiversity Offsets — new paper by Benabou

Sarah Ben­abou has  pub­lished a new paper on “Mak­ing Up for Lost Nature? A Crit­i­cal Review of the Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment of Vol­un­tary Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets” in Envi­ron­ment and Soci­ety: Advances in Research, Vol­ume 5, Num­ber 1, 2014, pp. 103–123(21). You can access the … Con­tinue read­ing

Biodiversity Offsets need a strong regulatory system! Or voluntary engagement?

Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets under reg­u­la­tory sys­tems A decade ago off­sets only existed under sev­eral reg­u­la­tory sys­tems e.g. Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Assess­ment, US Wet­land Mit­i­ga­tion, Ger­man Impact Mit­i­ga­tion Reg­u­la­tion and other (see table below for some selected more). The busi­ness case and vol­un­tary … Con­tinue read­ing

Early draft on a Typology of Biodiversity Offsets

Inspired by the mul­ti­tude of bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting approaches world­wide, the inher­ent com­plex­ity of the con­cept of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets and the grow­ing infor­ma­tion over­load, I have been inter­ested in the dis­tinc­tion between reg­u­la­tory and vol­un­tary off­set­ting schemes since 2009. How­ever, as … Con­tinue read­ing

Blogs on Biodiversity Offsets

There are a num­ber of blogs on Bio­di­ver­sity off­sets out there in the inter­net if you google a bit. How­ever, as most of the infor­ma­tion on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets is rather frag­mented (with the exep­tion of the Busi­ness and Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set … Con­tinue read­ing