This letter from a group of concerned organisations and individuals who believe that legislation on biodiversity offsetting being considered by the European Commission would harm nature and people, and would give power to those who destroy nature for private profit. The signatories ask for all plans on offsetting to be dropped.
This press release was launched as the European Commission concludes its consultation on biodiversity offsetting. It outlines that more than 9,000 people and 67 organisations have signed a letter saying that biodiversity offsetting legislation would "harm nature and people, and give power to those who destroy nature for private profit."
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FERN's submission to the consultation on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services explains why the initiative should not be introduced. To see a short film outlining the problems with offsetting visit: www.fern.org/dreams.