Conference: To No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Beyond
On 3 and 4 June 2014, 280 individuals from 32 countries met in London for the first global conference on approaches to avoid, minimize, restore and offset biodiversity. It was discussed how to ensure that development is planned to achieve no net loss or preferably a net gain in biodiversity.
Hosted by Forest
Trends, the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP), the UK
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and the
Zoological Society of London (ZSL) at ZSL, the representatives came from
companies in the extractive, energy, infrastructure, agriculture,
forestry and retail sectors, from governments and intergovernmental
organizations, from financial institutions, NGOs, civil society,
universities, research organizations and from consultancies and small
They explored international experience and policy on no
net loss and a net gain of biodiversity, and everyone was searching for
practical solutions to reconcile development with environmental
protection and social fairness.
Further information about the conference can be found here
The conference program book is available here
In addition to the conference overview and agenda, it contains short
biographical details and photos of many of the speakers.
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