This report examines the key design and implementation features that need to be considered
to ensure that biodiversity offset programmes are environmentally effective, economically
efficient, and distributionally equitable. Biodiversity offsets are being increasingly
used in a wide range of sectors as a mechanism to help compensate for the adverse
effects caused by development projects in a variety of ecosystems. In this report,
insights and lessons learned are drawn from more than 40 case studies from around
the world, with an additional 3 in-depth country case studies from the United States,
Germany and Mexico.