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No Net Loss and Net Positive Impact Approaches for Biodiversity

Exploring the potential application of these approaches in the commercial agriculture and forestry sectors


Deviah Aiama, Steve Edwards, Gerald Bos, Jonathan Ekstrom, Linda Krueger, Fabien Quétier, Conrad Savy, Bambi Semroc, Martin Sneary, Leon Bennun - IUCN, Global Business & Biodiversity Programme, The Biodiversity Consultancy, The Nature Conservancy, Biotope, Independent Consultant, Conservation International, IUCN






This report is an outcome of an exploratory workshop held by IUCN in October 2013, and subsequent discussions in 2014, of a working group of relevant business and conservation experts (see authorship and participation on page 3). The working group was convened by IUCN’s Global Business and Biodiversity Programme. It is the beginning of a sector–specific discussion on the application and challenges of NPI approaches in business sectors with significant biodiversity impacts. The objectives of this report are: 1) To learn from the NNL/NPI experience of the E&I sectors, and propose an organizing framework for applying NNL/ NPI approaches in other business sectors; and, 2) To explore the potential for applying NPI approaches in A&F sectors. It outlines a five stage process to implement a generic NPI approach (see Figure 2 page 17), and describes what this process could look like when implemented in three hypothetical A&F landscape scenarios: 1) existing managed land, 2) using ecologically degraded land, and 3) expanding into new legally authorised concessions. This report builds on existing sustainability efforts of the A&F sectors (e.g. sustainability standards) and outlines the potential benefits an NPI approach could add in relevant situations (see Figure 5 page 32). It focuses mainly on voluntary efforts companies can take for NPI for biodiversity, and does not include issues related to public policy, ecosystem services, or socio–economic conditions. While these are important issues to consider, the working group decided to limit the scope of an already broad topic.


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Release Date: April 2015
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