Biodiversity offsetting
Given growing recognition of the importance of biodiversity, all sectors are looking for ways to mitigate the environmental costs of development activity. Biodiversity offsetting refers to market-based schemes designed to compensate for losses of biodiversity due to development projects. This POSTnote summarises biodiversity offsetting and examines opportunities and risks of offsets within a UK context.
Short title:
Biodiversity
Start date:
2011-01
End date:
2011-01
Homepage:
http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/postpn_369-biodiversity-offsetting.pdf
Focus:
Environment
Project leader:
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology of the UK Parliament (POST)
Country:
UK

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