Case studies of biodiversity offsetting: voices from the ground
A contentious new policy being pursued by the UK Government will lead to a loss of biodiversity and local natural areas for communities. Biodiversity Offsetting promises to make good the damage done to nature by creating equivalent nature elsewhere, but in doing so, it masks the loss of important natural spaces for communities. What’s more, it is a dangerous distraction from the need to do more to protect nature and have a more environmentally sustainable economy. In these case studies, communities speak out about what offsetting is allowing on the ground.