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  businesses. 

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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