This guidance document provides key principles and best practices to mitigate the negative impacts of human activities on nature, and to achieve no net loss or, ideally, net gains in biodiversity and ecosystem services.
12 results found for "habitat banking" ordered by most recent first
IEEP and partners compare innovative biodiversity financing mechanisms in the EU and Mexico and suggest recommendations for mutual learning.
IEEP at CBD COP13: Europe’s experience with innovative financing mechanisms for biodiversity conservation
IEEP’s work on innovative financing for EU biodiversity conservation was presented in Cancun, Mexico at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
Voluntary biodiversity offsetting was piloted in six English areas by local planning authorities and stakeholder organisations who agreed to take part in the government programme. IEEP and Collingwood Environmental Planning, together with David Tyldesley, assessed the UK government programme from 2012 to 2014.
Biodiversity offsets: design of biodiversity metrics and mechanisms for securing long term conservation benefits
This study by ICF International, IEEP and national experts reviewed international best practice for designing biodiversity offsetting metrics and establishing mechanisms for ensuring long term conservation benefits from offsetting. It explores options for implementation at the European level and possible challenges. The report follows up on the IEEP report on policy options to achieve no net loss of biodiversity.
TEEB for Finland presents the results of a national assessment of the socio-economic importance of ecosystem services in Finland. It provides a review of the country’s most relevant ecosystem services while also considering opportunities and tools for their sustainable management.
A new IEEP led study concludes that mandatory biodiversity offsetting is required to achieve no net loss of biodiversity in the EU, but its introduction could be counter-productive if it is not introduced cautiously and regulated strictly. The first priority should be to better implement existing nature conservation measures.
There is an urgent need to find sufficient resources to enable developing countries to implement the global targets for biodiversity by 2020. Financing the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity from different sectoral funding flows can complement global biodiversity financing.
A number of pieces in our latest online newsletter focus on biodiversity to mark the Year of Biodiversity in 2010...
The use of market-based instruments for biodiversity protection –The case of habitat banking – Technical Report
This report describes the results of a project led by the Economics for the Environment Consultancy (eftec) and IEEP, which examined the potential use of habitat banking in the EU in the context of alternative ...
The use of market-based instruments for biodiversity protection – The case of habitat banking – Summary Report
This report summarises the study of the potential use of habitat banking in the EU as an economic instrument for biodiversity protection – as described above.This report summarises the findings ...
The use of market-based instruments for biodiversity protection –The case of habitat banking – Case Study Appendix
This report summarises the habitat banking case studies examined in the study of the potential use of habitat banking in the EU as an economic instrument for biodiversity protection – as described ...