International Approaches to Compensation for Impacts on Biological DiversityBy Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development and Berlin University of Technology View Publication
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 Choice ) the European Union established the preservation of biodiversity as a central aim of European environmental politics and subsequently established a European Biodiversity Strategy. Germany is a contracting party to the CBD and has recently enacted and defined its National Biodiversity Strategy.