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This page provides number of recent publications authored by FTBI or the BBOP Secretariat on evolving science, policy, and experience with environmental compensation schemes around the world. Documents can be sorted by date, keywords, and geography using the module on the left side of the page.


State of European Markets 2017 - Biodiversity Offsets and Compensation

State of European Markets 2017 - Biodiversity Offsets and Compensation

Genevieve Bennett, Ariadna Chavarria, Franziska Ruef, Alessandro Leonardi - Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace, ETIFOR - June 2017

This report summarises findings from a research study conducted during April through December 2016 gathering data on the size, scope, and direction of biodiversity offsets and compensation mechanisms in Europe. Our research scope included both European Union (EU) Member States and non-EU countries...

Exploring lessons learned from biodiversity offsetting markets in other countries that could inform appraisal of options for delivering offsets in England

Exploring lessons learned from biodiversity offsetting markets in other countries that could inform appraisal of options for delivering offsets in England

Final report to Defra (project code WC1098)

Guy Duke, Kerry ten Kate - Forest Trends - March 2016

The objective of this study was to gather evidence, from established offsetting markets in the US and Australia, through structured interviews and a limited review of literature, on (1) the range and extent of costs and benefits to developers arising from offsetting regimes, (2) the effects of...

Biodiversity Offsets: Policy options for governments

Biodiversity Offsets: Policy options for governments

An input paper for the IUCN Technical Study Group on Biodiversity Offsets

Kerry ten Kate, Michael Crowe - Forest Trends - November 2014

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the consideration of policy options by the IUCN Technical Study Group on biodiversity offsets and the subsequent Working Group, and to provide information more broadly to governments and their advisors. It is intended as a basic introduction to policy...

Working towards NNL of Biodiversity and Beyond Ambatovy, Madagascar

Working towards NNL of Biodiversity and Beyond Ambatovy, Madagascar

A Case Study (2014)

Amrei von Hase, Andrew Cooke, Aristide Andrianarimisa, Rivolala Andriamparany, Vanessa Mass, Robin Mitchell, Kerry ten Kate - Forest Trends, Ambatovy, Wildlife Conservation Society - November 2014

Ambatovy joined the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) in 2006 as a pilot project. In 2009, Ambatovy, together with BBOP, published a case study on the company’s biodiversity management and offset work up to that point (available at http://www.forest-trends.org/documents/fi...

Working towards NNL of Biodiversity and Beyond

Working towards NNL of Biodiversity and Beyond

Strongman Mine – A Case Study (2014)

Amrei von Hase - Forest Trends - November 2014

Solid Energy became a member of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) and offered the Strongman Mine II as a pilot project in 2007. In 2009, Solid Energy together with BBOP published a case study on the biodiversity management and offset work undertaken at Strongman up to that...

BBOP Standard (Japanese Translation)

BBOP Standard (Japanese Translation)

- BBOP - November 2013

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Standard sur les offset de biodiversité

Standard sur les offset de biodiversité

(French Translation of BBOP Standard)

- BBOP - February 2013

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Estándar sobre compensaciones por perdida de Biodiversidad

Estándar sobre compensaciones por perdida de Biodiversidad

- BBOP - February 2013

Spanish translation of BBOP Standard ...

To No Net Loss and Beyond

To No Net Loss and Beyond

An Overview of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP)

BBOP - January 2013

This updated Overview document with its Principles on Biodiversity Offsets, introduction to the Standard on Biodiversity Offsets, and the accompanying supporting materials have been prepared by the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP). Its aim is to help developers, conservation...

BBOP Standard (Portuguese Translation)

BBOP Standard (Portuguese Translation)

- BBOP - December 2012

Portuguese Translation of BBOP Standard...

Executive Summary of BBOP Standard, Technical Handbooks and Resource Papers

Executive Summary of BBOP Standard, Technical Handbooks and Resource Papers

- BBOP - July 2012

This document provides a brief summary of the core documents developed by BBOP and an overview of how they relate to each other. Documents summarized include the BBOP Standard on Biodiversity Offsets, its accompanying Guidance Notes, and supporting materials such as the Handbooks on offset design,...

BBOP Glossary

BBOP Glossary

2012 Update

- BBOP - June 2012

A glossary of terms related to biodiversity offsets and the mitigation hierarchy, with particular reference to the BBOP approach and materials. ...

Biodiversity Offset Design Handbook

Biodiversity Offset Design Handbook

2012 Update

- BBOP - June 2012

The updated Offset Design Handbook presents information on a range of issues, approaches, methodologies and possible tools from which offset planners can select the approaches best suited to their individual circumstances when designing a biodiversity offset. It describes a generic process that...

Resource Paper: No Net Loss and Loss-Gain Calculations in Biodiversity Offsets

Resource Paper: No Net Loss and Loss-Gain Calculations in Biodiversity Offsets

Toby Gardner, Amrei von Hase - BBOP - March 2012

This document is one of two Resource Papers (the other is on Limits to What Can Be Offset) written to update and complement information already published in the Offset Design Handbook (BBOP, 2009) and to support the interpretation and understanding of the Principles, Criteria and Indicators being...

Resource Paper: Limits to What Can Be Offset

Resource Paper: Limits to What Can Be Offset

Amrei von Hase - BBOP - March 2012

This document is one of two Resource Papers (the other being on No Net Loss) written to update information published in the BBOP Offset Design Handbook (2009) and to support the interpretation and understanding of the Principles, and of the Criteria and Indicators developed for the BBOP Standard on...

Standard on Biodiversity Offsets

Standard on Biodiversity Offsets

BBOP - January 2012

This Standard on Biodiversity Offsets has been prepared by the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) to help auditors, developers, conservation groups, communities, governments and financial institutions that wish to assess biodiversity offsets against the BBOP Principles, Criteria and...

Dependent Documents Associated with this Publication

Biodiversity Offsets: Policy Options for Government

Biodiversity Offsets: Policy Options for Government

Michael Crowe, Kerry ten Kate - October 2010

This paper draws on the experience of governments that have already developed and implemented biodiversity offsetting policies. It also takes into account the practical experience of businesses in putting offsets into place on a voluntary basis, including those undertaken in collaboration with BBOP...

Biodiversity Offsets and Stakeholder Participation

Biodiversity Offsets and Stakeholder Participation

BBOP - May 2009

This Resource Paper was prepared by the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) to help developers, conservation groups, communities, governments and financial institutions that wish to consider and develop best practice related to biodiversity offsets. It provides information on...

The Relationship between Biodiversity Offsets and Impact Assessment

The Relationship between Biodiversity Offsets and Impact Assessment

BBOP - May 2009

This Resource Paper was prepared by the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) to help developers, conservation groups, communities, governments and financial institutions that wish to consider and develop best practice related to biodiversity offsets. It offers information on how to...

Biodiversity Offset Implementation Handbook

Biodiversity Offset Implementation Handbook

- BBOP - May 2009

The success of a biodiversity offset will depend on ensuring that an effective institutional and management structure is in place; that financial flows are sufficient; and that systems are in place to ensure that the offset objectives are achieved. This Handbook assumes that the nature of...

Biodiversity Offset Cost-Benefit Handbook

Biodiversity Offset Cost-Benefit Handbook

- BBOP - May 2009

To be successful, biodiversity offsets should compensate indigenous peoples, local communities and other local stakeholders for any residual impacts of the project on their biodiversity based livelihoods and amenity. They also need to deliver the required conservation gains without making local...

BBOP Glossary Phase 1

BBOP Glossary Phase 1

A glossary of terms relating to biodiversity offsets, as published in May 2009. This document will be replaced by an updated version in March 2012....

Ambatovy Case Study - 2009

Ambatovy Case Study - 2009

Pierre O Berner, Steven Dickinson, Aristide Andrianarimisa - Ambatovy, Golder Associates, Wildlife Conservation Society - May 2009

A case study of the Ambatovy project biodiversity offset in Madagascar. Published in May 2009....

Bainbridge Biodiversity Offset Case Study - 2009

Bainbridge Biodiversity Offset Case Study - 2009

Case study of the BBOP pilot biodiversity offset work on Bainbridge Island, Washington, US. Published in 2009....

Ango American Biodiversity Offset Case Study - 2009

Ango American Biodiversity Offset Case Study - 2009

Case study of the AngloAmerican BBOP pilot biodiversity offset in South Africa. Published in 2009....

Newmont Mining Biodiversity Offset Case Study - 2009

Newmont Mining Biodiversity Offset Case Study - 2009

Case study of Newmont Mining BBOP pilot biodiversity offset at the Akyem gold mine, Ghana. Published in 2009....

Non-BBOP Compensatory Conservation Case Studies - 2009

Non-BBOP Compensatory Conservation Case Studies - 2009

Susie Brownlie - BBOP - May 2009

A summary of non-BBOP biodiversity offset case studies. Published in 2009....

Solid Energy New Zealand Biodiversity Offset Case Study - 2009

Solid Energy New Zealand Biodiversity Offset Case Study - 2009

Case study of Solid Energy New Zealand BBOP pilot biodiversity offset at the Strongman coal mine, South Island, New Zealand. Published in 2009....

BBOP Overview - 2009

BBOP Overview - 2009

- BBOP - May 2009

An overview of BBOP and the concept of biodiversity offsets, published in 2009. The document accompanied the publication of a broad set of guidance, including handbooks on offset design and implementation, issues papers, case studies and a glossary of terms. This overview presents the vision,...

Biodiversity Offset Design Handbook - 2009

Biodiversity Offset Design Handbook - 2009

- BBOP - May 2009

The Offset Design Handbook presents information on a range of issues, approaches, methodologies and possible tools from which offset planners can select the approaches best suited to their individual circumstances when designing a biodiversity offset. It describes a generic process that offset...

Biodiversity Offset Design Handbook Appendicies - 2009

Biodiversity Offset Design Handbook Appendicies - 2009

- BBOP - May 2009

This companion volume of Appendices to the BBOP Offset Design Handbook offers readers a summary of a sample of methodologies relevant to biodiversity offsets and some references on them for further reading. Some approaches are required or recommended by government policies; some are the subject of...

Beyond Carbon

Beyond Carbon

Biodiversity and Water Markets

- Ecosystem Marketplace - April 2009

It is widely acknowledged that well-functioning ecosystems provide reliable and clean flows of water, productive soils, healthy and balanced biota, and many other services for human well-being. It is also widely documented that today many ecosystems and the services they provide are under...

International Approaches to Compensation for Impacts on Biological Diversity

International Approaches to Compensation for Impacts on Biological Diversity

International Approaches to Compensation for Impacts on Biological Diversity

- Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development and Berlin University of Technology - 2009

The starting point of this research project is the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Through the ratification of the CBD, member countries have made a commitment to support the conservation of biological diversity. In the sixth Environment Action Programme 2001 – 2010 (“Our Future, Our...

 	  Making Environmental Markets Work: Lessons from Early Experience with Sulphur , Carbon, Wetlands and Other Related Markets

Making Environmental Markets Work: Lessons from Early Experience with Sulphur , Carbon, Wetlands and Other Related Markets

Ricardo Bayon - 2009

Ever since the passage of the 1990 amendments to the US Clean Air act and the creation of a market in sulfur dioxide (SO2), it has become clear that market mechanisms can be effectively used to achieve environmental policies. But markets are neither infallible nor automatic. They have...

Market-Based Environmental Policies: What Can We Learn from U.S. Experience and Related Research?

Market-Based Environmental Policies: What Can We Learn from U.S. Experience and Related Research?

Robert Stavins - August 2003

Ever since the passage of the 1990 amendments to the US Clean Air act and the creation of a market in sulfur dioxide (SO2), it has become clear that market mechanisms can be effectively used to achieve environmental policies. But markets are neither infallible nor automatic. They have blind spots...

Carbon Forestry Projects in Developing Countries

Carbon Forestry Projects in Developing Countries

Legal Issues and Tools

Patsy Davis - Forest Trends - April 2000

Increasing awareness of the need for action on global warming has produced a search for ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to sequester carbon to offset such emissions. At the present time, nations around the globe are hotly debating whether to put into force the Kyoto Protocol. To...

 	  Carbon Forestry Projects in Developing Countries: Legal Issues and Tools

Carbon Forestry Projects in Developing Countries: Legal Issues and Tools

Patsy Davis - 2000

Increasing awareness of the need for action on global warming has produced a search for ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to sequester carbon to offset such emissions. At the present time nations around the globe are hotly debating whether to put into force the Kyoto Protocol, a...

Getting It Right

Getting It Right

Emerging Markets for Storing Carbon in Forests

Michael Totten - World Resources Institute, Forest Trends - January 1999

Forests offer one of the most cost-effective opportunities for storing or sequestering carbon. This report is directly relevant to companies in any industry - not just forest products. Indeed, there are clear co-benefits to be gained from companies interested in carbon offsets, and forestland...

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