Carbon Forestry Projects in Developing Countries: Legal Issues and Tools

Patsy Davis

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 climate control regime that mandates […]


Loss-Gain calculations in German Impact Mitigation Regulation


As a result of more than 30 years practice German IMR is a compensation approach which is outstanding due to its comprehensive character and the broad scientific base and discussion. One of the core issues of this discussion has – since the beginning – been the debate on appropriate balancing and evaluation methods to put […]


Key ingredients for Biodiversity Offsets to Achieve No Net Loss

Dr. Amrei von Hase, Dr. Toby Gardner

To ensure that offsets contribute effectively towards reconciling development and conservation and achieving no net loss of biodiversity, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the key ingredients are for meeting this goal. This guidance document reviews the key conditions and considerations that underpin no net loss. A conceptual framework and decision-making process […]


BBOP Standard (Portuguese Translation)


Portuguese Translation of BBOP Standard