Biodiversity offsets technical study paper

A summary of conclusions from the IUCN Technical Study Group on Biodiversity Offsets, to inform development of an IUCN policy on offsets

Technical conditions for positive outcomes from biodiversity offsets

A basic introduction to technical issues related to offsets, developed as an input paper to inform the IUCN Technical Study Group on Biodiversity Offsets.

Biodiversity offsets and protected areas

A peer-reviewed paper discussing the circumstances under which biodiversity offsets might be appropriate in protected areas.

Integrating the value of natural capital into private and public investment

Written on behalf of IUCN, we prepared this paper as an input towards World Leaders’ Dialogues at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, convened by IUCN and the Rockefeller Foundation at the Bellagio Centre, Italy.

A review of corporate goals of No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact on biodiversity

A peer-reviewed paper on the growth of NNL and NPI goals by the private sector.

Ecological restoration in the deep sea: Desiderata

A peer-reviewed scientific paper on the need for, and practicality of, restoration in deep sea ecosystems.

Biodiversity offsets and the challenge of achieving no net loss

A peer-reviewed paper summarising conditions and activities, including offsets, that are necessary to achieve no net loss. To request a copy of this publication contact enquiries@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

The importance of correcting for sampling bias in MaxEnt species distribution models

A peer-reviewed scientific paper that helps to improve the most commonly-used approach to modelling poorly-known species’ distributions. To request a copy of this publication contact enquiries@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com.

Offsetability is highest for common and widespread biodiversity

Scientific correspondence on ‘Biodiversity offsets: relative offsetability of impacts’, clarifying how offsets might address common biodiversity. To request a copy of this publication contact enquiries@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com.

Independent report on biodiversity offsets

A non-technical overview of biodiversity offsets and their application in the mining industry, including sections on principles, methods, best-practice case studies, ecosystem services, and remaining challenges.

A process for assessing the offsetability of biodiversity impacts

A peer-reviewed scientific paper outlining a practical approach to evaluating the appropriateness of risks to biodiversity and the achievability of offsets. To request a copy of this publication contact enquiries@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com.

Biodiversity offsets: relative offsetability of impacts

An earlier step towards ‘A process for assessing the offsetability of biodiversity impacts’, commissioned to feed into development of best-practice biodiversity legislation by the Government of New Zealand.