Report - MITIGATION PRINCIPLES
The Nature Conservancy released a new report establishing principles to improve mitigation policy and practice — "Achieving Conservation and Development: 10 Principles for Applying the Mitigation Hierarchy”.
Improving mitigation policy and practice – how we avoid, minimize, and
offset environmental impacts to lands and waters – is one of the best
opportunities for achieving sustainable development and conservation
goals. This will be essential as we face a major global challenge: how to
meet the demand for energy, food, water, minerals, and infrastructure
of a growing population with expanding consumption levels and ensure the
health of lands and waters for future generations. While investments to
meet this demand will help fuel economic growth, improve quality of life,
and lift people out of poverty, they can also bring large, negative
environmental impacts. As these impacts expand to new
frontiers, governments, companies, and concerned communities
are increasingly taking action to improve mitigation policy and practice.
by Bruce McKenney & Jessica Wilkinson | Development by Design Program, The Nature ConservancyApril 2015
Nature Conservancy's new report is now available in English
Tags: Ecosystem valuation | Biodiversity Management | Land consumption
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