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In focus

IAIA 2018 Durban

The 38th Annual conference of the Impact Assessment Association takes place this week in Durban, RSA. We’re delighted to be part of the action. TBC consultants, Dr Suzanne Livingstone, Jan-Willem van Bochove and Dr Genevieve Campbell are attending, presenting and chairing a number of sessions this week. We kickstart tomorrow with Genevieve Campbell talking about South American offset policies in practice.

We created a handy summary (see image) of when and where to find Suzanne, Jan-Willem and Genevieve over the next few days. We’re looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues, old and new.

 

First-ever database on biodiversity offset policies launched 

Building on TBC’s research and Industry Briefing Note, we are proud to launch in conjunction with IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and IGF, the InterGovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, the first-ever global biodiversity offset policy database.

A preliminary analysis of the publicly available data gathered from more than 198 countries shows that government policies on biodiversity offsets have doubled in the last 15 years. More specifically, the analysis indicates that most mining-dependent and biodiversity-rich countries studied tend to have advanced offset policies.

The Global Inventory on Biodiversity Offset Policies is the first online, public inventory, which aims to assist developers, as well as lenders and policy makers.