Independent Report on Biodiversity Offsets Released

IUCN and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) released an independent report on key issues related to the successful implementation of biodiversity offsets. The report gives an overview of issues related to biodiversity offsets with a particular focus on the mining sector.

Gland/London, 11 March 2013: The report was written by The Biodiversity Consultancy and highlights the business case for offsets, principles and methods, application to the mining sector, best-practice case studies, relationship to the issue of ecosystem services and remaining challenges. Further, it includes recommendations on practical ways to aid the successful implementation of biodiversity offsets, such as the need for a concise how-to guide to offset design, and development of an offset platform to enable stakeholders to share experiences in offset implementation.
The report can be read as a summary for executives and managers or as a detailed scoping analysis for environmental specialists who have some familiarity with biodiversity offsets. It also functions as a sourcebook of key references for technicians and consultants in mining and conservation.
Further information can be found here.

The report can be downloaded here.

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