Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 8364
Submitting Entity The World Conservation Union (IUCN); Insight Investment
Submitted for Tenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 10)
Main Information
Title Biodiversity Offsets: Views, experiences, and the business case
Description Biodiversity offsets are conservation activities intended to compensate for the residual, unavoidable harm to biodiversity caused by development projects. The goal of the report is to explore the potential and limitations of biodiversity offsets as a tool for conservation: to consider the concepts involved, such as "net benefit" and "no net loss", as well as why, where, when and by whom biodiversity offsets might be used, and what issues remain to be resolved. This report contains a synthesis and interpretation of a series of semi-structured interviews about biodiverity offsets, conducted by the authors with 37 individuals from around the world between March and August, 2004. The report also contains the results of the interviews and preliminary conclusions regarding the potential and limitations of biodiversity offsets, and what should be done to improve them.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-IUCN-II-report-en.pdf
Additional Information
Authors Kerry ten Kate, Joshua Bishop, Ricardo Bayon
Source prepared by Insight Investment and IUCN - The World Conservation Union, 2004.
Regions Global
Incentive Measures Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Regulations / Access Restrictions
Keywords Conservation payments
Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Land-use covenants and certification
Land purchase