Despite the ongoing problems with the tools to deliver this, biodiversity offsets still constitute one of the most thorough ways to balance out economic development and biodiversity conservation, says Dr. Carlos Ferreira in a guest post on the Biodiversity Offsets Blog.
Commercial agriculture and forestry could have a net positive impact on biodiversity – say the authors of a recent report. Thanks to Fabien Quetier for informing me about one of the latest IUCN reports entitled "No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact Approaches for Biodiversity. Exploring the potential application of these approaches in the commercial agriculture and forestry sectors". You can find the full report and the executive summary online. See also an extract form the executive summary past
In her article Agata Szafraniuk comments on the EU No Net Loss Initiative and gives some conclusions from the related public consultation. Read more here and see some of her conclusions below (needless to say that here line of reasoning is mostly opposed to biodiversity offsets).
It is purely NONSENSE if we pursue economic growth on the premise that it can be decoupled from the natural environment and environmental impacts, says William Rees at the first Dresden Nexus Conference.
Manifesto for conservation banks in Spain: This is a guest post by Mercados de Medio Ambiente, a platform for the promotion of environmental markets by Spanish consultancy ECOACSA. The "Environmental Assessment Act", passed in late 2013, introduced an interesting novelty in the field of biodiversity conservation: nature conservation banks . A tool that aims to implement a mechanism that contributes to the effectiveness of compensatory measures in Spain, at the same time provides opportunities fo
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 →
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