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  1. Florence says:

    Impressive picture. Couldn’t you add a legend telling readers where you got it and what it represents?

  2. F@bien says:

    Thanks! I am still learning how to use wordpress but found a way to have a fly-over caption for the picture.

  3. […] just added the Link Library plugin to the blog to make it easier to build this page, which offers improved access to the various links offered on the blog. I hope it will be useful to […]

  4. F@bien says:

    You can also check out this analysis of the gaps to be filled by IPBS: (IDDRI)

  5. F@bien says:

    An interesting post on TEEB can be found on the CRC’s blog :

    “What TEEB needs to prove – much like the Stern Review – is that the cost of inaction is not only real, but also enormous.”

  6. F@bien says:

    A lengthy review by Valentine Erné-Heintz (in French) can be found in the Journal des accidents et des catastrophes.

  7. F@bien says:

    The Economist provides an overview of the DIVERSITAS conference, and mentions the IPBS initiative. It’s all here :

  8. F@bien says:

    It seems there are inconsistencies in this “call” as Wende et al. (2005) present a detailed analysis of a compensation pool owned by a private company.

  9. F@bien says:

    Diversitas has published conclusions and resources on the conference. Check out their website.

  10. F@bien says:

    Anne Larigauderie and Harold Mooney of DIVERSITAS have prepared a forthcoming issue of the journal “Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability” with conclusions from the October conference in Cape Town. One of these articles is about the IBPS.

  11. F@bien says:

    The British Ecological Society has included biodiversity offsets in its recommendations to DEFRA. See their report here :

  12. F@bien says:

    In a recent paper, Lorraine Moore of Lancaster University (UK) also discusses commodification, using the examples of elephants in Southern Africa:

    Moore L. (2010): The neoliberal elephant: Exploring the impacts of the trade ban in ivory on the commodification and neoliberalisation of elephants. Geoforum, in press.

  13. Navinder says:

    I guess you forgot one more step- remedy!
    Anyways, considering the experience that i’ve had with offsets – it itself is a complex step requiring much thinking in terms of policy, regulation, guidelines, technical knowhow, biodievrsity assessment / guidebook, action plans, targets, cooperation among various stakeholders, design, corporate responsibility …………………. The list is unending. So the point is where would you like to take this discussion.

  14. F@bien says:

    Good point! I would start by adding “monitor impacts and offsets”… or even “monitor impacts and implement adaptive management of offsets”.

  15. F@bien says:

    More information can be found on the Development fof Biodiversity website:

  16. F@bien says:

    Regarfing cumulative impacts, check out Jared G. Underwood’s forthcoming paper on “Combining Landscape-Level Conservation Planning and Biodiversity Offset Programs: A Case Study” published in Environmental Management:

  17. […] had mentionned in a previous post how the UK was discussing policies for biodiversity offsets and habitat […]

  18. […] Informing policy-makers about these trade-offs is essential in the face of rapidly expanding plantations and the newly established REDD mechanisms (with a possible wildlife premium as discussed here). […]

  19. […] her 1996 paper, Barbara Bedford mentioned that wetland mitigation policies are in effect landscape-level policies for managing and distributing wetlands. In a paper* soon to be published in the journal Wetlands […]

  20. F@bien says:

    BBOP made comments on DEFRA’s proposal for biodiversity offsets in the UK. You can find iti here :

  21. […] This must be set against the goals mentioned in the recent European biodiversity strategy (also discussed here). The government also plans to set up an (ecological […]

  22. […] A summary of her work has just been posted in the ecosystem services blog — you can read it here. A paddock tree GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); […]

  23. I agree on this article. Some of it Explicitly recognizing the importance of such ecosystem services to people’s well-being early in the project planning process has been demonstrated to facilitate the achievement of financial, social and environmental sustainability. Thank You….

  24. Martin says:

    Is it a good idea? Well, how about “is it a workable idea”? There are many problems with the paper and the concepts it outlines, but the principal one is the scale against which they intend to measure the “value” of biodiversity. This scale runs from “artificial” land cover to “pristine” areas. The paper gives examples of both – artifical cover includes built environments, while prisine areas are exemplified by rain forest and coastal wetlands.

    If the index is to be useful, there has to be an operational definition to allow people independently to decide how to locate the condition of a landscape or ecosystem on this scale. Until we can agree on what we mean by “pristine”, or any of the other gradations in their scale, this NBM is an arbitrary, subjective and unworkable index.

  25. I want to highlight here one of the key questions the same people from econometrica raise for their work:
    “Subjectivity in assigning pristineness classes – How can this be addressed?”
    there is a lot in to this and the index is not useful.

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  27. F@bien says:

    Very insightful comments by Morgan Robertson here:

  28. reading the landscape is the key. The restoration expert should rapidly on visiting a site, be able to assess the situation of the abiotic and biotic components of the place and sketch a quick mental view of what should be done.

  29. James Aronson says:

    Fabien, bonjour. Je suis au CEFE, et travaille sur ces questions avec accent sur la restauration écologique. On a au moins une connaissance en commun – Sylvain Pioch. Surement bien plus. J’aimerais vous rencontrer.
    Bien cordialement, James

  30. Julian says:

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    This conference will bring together leading practitioners from a wide range of sectors: sustainability experts, policy makers, local authorities, architects, designers, planners, developers, manufacturers, engineers, utility firms, investors, NGOs, and community groups – all to discuss the challenges our cities face from a changing climate, and to discuss sustainable solutions to these challenges, by implementing ecosystem services to harness nature and green our cities.

    We were hoping that you might be able to share this information with your followers, as your blog is widely read and respected in the sustainability sector, and we feel that this conference would provide a valuable opportunity for sustainability professionals (among others) to network, share knowledge, and learn from international environmental experts.

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