Ecological compensation that helps achieve biodiversity targets

Biodiversity offsetting is contentious: here’s an alternative!

Brainstorming lab
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
10:45 to 12:00

The rapid uptake of no net loss policies and standards around the world is encouraging but offsetting remains contentious. A fundamental issue is a lack of clarity and consistency about what no net loss actually means.

This session demonstrates a new approach to ecological compensation that contributes strategically to achieving biodiversity conservation targets, in line with the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

We will use a series of short animated videos to present the mitigation hierarchy and biodiversity offsetting before introducing an alternative approach. Participants will then explore its use with a simple, freely available calculation tools.

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