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WBCSD - Land Degradation Neutrality

WBCSD - Land Degradation Neutrality | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
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Land Degradation Neutrality - a new frontier of No net Loss of Biodiversity, perhaps?

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Future of woodland in hands of public inquiry

Future of woodland in hands of public inquiry | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
A PUBLIC INQUIRY which could see ancient woodland in South Yorkshire afforded protection from developers begins next week.
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Compensation for biodiversity losses: can varied approaches deliver? A comment by Carlos Ferreira - Biodiversity Offsets Blog

Compensation for biodiversity losses: can varied approaches deliver? A comment by Carlos Ferreira - Biodiversity Offsets Blog | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
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.
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Minerals Council launches land use campaign

Minerals Council launches land use campaign | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
The New South Wales Minerals Council has launched an advertising campaign about land uses across the New England region.
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Biodiversity offsets are not a business - why I don't think we'll have a commercial platform for biodiversity offsets somewhere in Europe, soon - Biodiversity Offsets Blog

Biodiversity offsets are not a business - why I don't think we'll have a commercial platform for biodiversity offsets somewhere in Europe, soon - Biodiversity Offsets Blog | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
I am doubtful whether biodiversity offsets will (or can!) successfully be delivered via a commercial platform, i.e. a market in the near future. Read why I think so.
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Nature reserve plan for old Clitheroe reservoir

Nature reserve plan for old Clitheroe reservoir | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
A NEGLECTED reservoir in Clitheroe is set to be transformed into a nature reserve after a cash injection kick-started the first such project in…
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No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact Approaches for Biodiversity - new IUCN study explores the potential for agriculture and forestry - Biodiversity Offsets Blog

No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact Approaches for Biodiversity - new IUCN study explores the potential for agriculture and forestry - Biodiversity Offsets Blog | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
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
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LIFE gets new financial instrument: Natural Capital Financing Facility | Eurosite

LIFE gets new financial instrument: Natural Capital Financing Facility | Eurosite | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
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Does biodiversity offsetting make nature a commodity? - a comment by Agata Szafraniuk - Biodiversity Offsets Blog

Does biodiversity offsetting make nature a commodity? - a comment by Agata Szafraniuk - Biodiversity Offsets Blog | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
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).
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Seeking evidence to inform the biodiversity offsets policy debate

Seeking evidence to inform the biodiversity offsets policy debate | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
This is Part 1 of a series of posts outlining the research journey of my PhD so far.  When I first embarked on my PhD research, my main interest was in trying to learn about what outcomes had been ...
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Energy Union will be built on public guarantees for private investment, says Cañete

Energy Union will be built on public guarantees for private investment, says Cañete | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
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New European support to address climate and biodiversity challenges - The Malta Independent

New European support to address climate and biodiversity challenges - The Malta Independent | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
Two new financial instruments that aim to encourage greater private sector involvement in schemes that contribute to the twin climate priorities of reducing energy use and conserving natural capital,
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Environmental management | Top five biodiversity protection trends | Carbon + Environment Daily

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Trends, trends, trends...

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Endangered species listing for sage grouse could affect Wyoming’s economy

Endangered species listing for sage grouse could affect Wyoming’s economy | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
CHEYENNE n It’s possible that many southeast Wyoming residents have never seen a sage grouse up close.
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Biodiversity offsets: balancing development and conservation.

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Decoupling economic growth from environmental impacts is purely NONSENSE - insights from the first Dresden Nexus Conference - Biodiversity Offsets Blog

Decoupling economic growth from environmental impacts is purely NONSENSE - insights from the first Dresden Nexus Conference - Biodiversity Offsets Blog | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
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.
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Manifesto for conservation banks in Spain - a guest post by Mercados de Medio Ambiente - Biodiversity Offsets Blog

Manifesto for conservation banks in Spain - a guest post by Mercados de Medio Ambiente - Biodiversity Offsets Blog | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
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
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Cash boost to restore lodge to former glory

Cash boost to restore lodge to former glory | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
A neglected lodge in Clitheroe has received a cash boost from a ground-breaking environmental credit scheme.
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A framework to analyse the effectiveness of biodiversity offset policy

A framework to analyse the effectiveness of biodiversity offset policy | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
This is Part 4 of a series of posts outlining the research journey of my PhD so far.  In this series of blog posts, I've introduced the motivation for my research topic, described the general range...
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Biodiversity Offsetting: Uncertainty and Unanswered Questions | British Ecological Society

Biodiversity Offsetting: Uncertainty and Unanswered Questions | British Ecological Society | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
Biodiversity Offsetting: Uncertainty and Unanswered Questions
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PhD on biodiversity offsets markets by Carlos Ferreira available online: Performativity and pluralities of biodiversity offsetting experiments - Biodiversity Offsets Blog

PhD on biodiversity offsets markets by Carlos Ferreira available online: Performativity and pluralities of biodiversity offsetting experiments - Biodiversity Offsets Blog | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
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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Biodiversity Offsetting Practice – Western Sydney, Australia

Biodiversity offsets are often hotly debated in academic, development and conservation forums but what are the outcomes in practice? In New South Wales, Australia…
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Europe pushes green investment

Europe pushes green investment | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
EIB and EC put forward a plan to encourage local banks to support projects
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Repealing act a 'backward' step

Repealing act a 'backward' step | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
AN ENVIRONMENTAL group is worried voluntary conservation agreements signed by landowners will be undercut if a series of recommendations are adopted.
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Where conservation measures criss-cross.

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From ticket touts to cutting pollution, we need markets and morality

From ticket touts to cutting pollution, we need markets and morality | Biodiversity Offsets | Scoop.it
Ovo Energy's Guy Newey wonders if market mechanisms for tackling pollution need an injection of morality
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