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Virgin Atlantic: A small victory in a bigger battle
Controversy has long plagued the Oddar Meanchey carbon offset project in Cambodia.Solid evidence has been in the public domain for years that forests supposed to be protected by the project—which has been backed by the United...
European Commission’s biodiversity offset report shows it is deaf to the concerns of EU citizens
This press release raises concern about a new European Commission report on biodiversity offsetting which was commissioned before the conclusion of the Commission consultation on No Net Loss.
Beyond biodiversity offsetting; trading away community rights in Gabon
This is the fourth in a series of briefing notes outlining concerns and considerations related to global proposals to offset biodiversity loss. This briefing note analyses a dangerous new proposal being discussed in Gabon for a...
Biodiversity offsetting smacks of middle class environmentalism
Only a fool would deny that there is a housing crisis, but alleviating it doesn’t have to involve bulldozing ancient woods
Open letter to Commissioner Potočnik about biodiversity offsetting
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...
Biodiversity offsetting, making dreams come true
Can you offset the impacts of a new road carving up a valley? Once you destroy woodland for a motorway service station, can you replace what you lost? How about fracking - can you offset the impacts of a shale gas well? These are...
Nature is not for sale!
This event on 2 June 2014 at the Regent’s Park Hub was the second forum on the natural commons. It was split into two discussions. The first considered new directions in conservation and took a closer look at ‘value’ and...
Biodiversity offsetting in practice
This is the third in a series of briefing notes outlining concerns and considerations related to EU proposals to offset biodiversity loss. This briefing note analyses how biodiversity offset schemes have fared so far and shows...
What is biodiversity offsetting and why is it problematic?
Biodiversity is essential to the health of people and the planet and yet European Union (EU) targets to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010 have been missed. In an attempt to remedy the situation, the EU is reworking its...
What is biodiversity and why is it important?
This first briefing outlines what biodiversity is and why it is important. Future briefings will look at both biodiversity legislation and biodiversity offsetting case studies, and propose a way for the EU to protect biodiversity...