Where to find TBC at IAIA’s Special Biodiversity Symposium
We’re half-way through IAIA’s two-day special symposium on
Mainstreaming the Mitigation Hierarchy in Impact Assessment in Washington, D.C. The symposium is shaping both how the mitigation hierarchy is applied and how bank standards are implemented. We have created a handy summary of the sessions, which we’re presenting and moderating, to make it easier for friends and colleagues, old and new, to find us.
TBC’s Dr Robin Mitchell has co-chaired the technical committee and we have enjoyed the privilege of shaping the programme. As well as opening and closing the Symposium, TBC is delivering a number of innovative sessions and offering a post-symposium training course, focusing on the practical application of the mitigation hierarchy led by Dr Leon Bennun.
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First-ever database on biodiversity offset policies launched
Building on TBC’s research and
Industry Briefing Note, we are proud to launch in conjunction with IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and IGF, the InterGovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, the first-ever global biodiversity offset policy database.
A preliminary analysis of the publicly available data gathered from more than 198 countries shows that government policies on biodiversity offsets have doubled in the last 15 years. More specifically, the analysis indicates that most mining-dependent and biodiversity-rich countries studied tend to have advanced offset policies.
Global Inventory on Biodiversity Offset Policies is the first online, public inventory, which aims to assist developers, as well as lenders and policy makers. TBC’s Dr Leon Bennun will be presenting the database analysis at the IAIA Special Symposium on 14 November 2017.