Sustainable agriculture

Biodiversity Offsets: Opportunities and challenges for their effective design and implementation

 

International Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Offsets

6-7 November 2013

OECD, Paris, France

 

Biodiversity offset (including biobanking) schemes are gaining interest as government and business alike aim to address biodiversity loss that occurs through development and associated activities. The increasing interest in biodiversity offset schemes reflects their ability to provide developers with incentives to avoid, minimize and offset adverse biodiversity impacts when these occur.

 

snow geese  The workshop brought together government, the private sector, IGO's, NGO's, and other experts and practitioners, so as to exchange experience and lessons learned on the key opportunities and challenges associated with biodiversity offset schemes. The workshop examined the technical and analytical issues related to their effective design and implementation with an aim to derive insights on and examples of good practice.

 

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