New BBOP publication: Draft Global Inventory of Initiatives on the biodiversity mitigation hierarchy

18 August 2016

This document is a draft for discussion at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, specifically at the Knowledge Café : Reconciling development and nature: laying the foundations for collaborative action to scale up implementation of a net gain for biodiversity.   Based on feedback, it will be further developed and discussed at the next meeting of the Advisory Group of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP13) in London on 3-4 November 2016.

This draft Global Inventory of Initiatives on the Biodiversity Mitigation Hierarchy has been prepared in response to a request by BBOP members at their last meeting (BBOP12) in Barcelona on 16-17 October 2015.  It is an initial working draft of an inventory of initiatives that seek to improve the application of the biodiversity mitigation hierarchy (avoid, minimize, restore and offset) around the world.  This would include civil society led initiatives as well as government-led policy development and No Net Loss commitments, and company-led work at individual sites and corporate No Net Loss commitments.  With feedback from the IUCN Congress participants and the BBOP Advisory Group, the structure and content of this draft will be revised and the potential to develop this into an interactive, searchable, online tool will be investigated. 

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