Symposium : Ensuring Net Gain for biodiversity and people

Event
20th
Nov
2018
, 10
:00am
-
5
:00pm
Location
Lecture theatre: The Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3BD
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Background

Governments, businesses and lenders worldwide are increasingly adopting biodiversity targets of No Net Loss (NNL) and ‘Net Gain (NG) for development projects. While ecological challenges to achieve NNL/NG are debated, the associated gains and losses for people have received less attention. International best practice suggests that NNL/NG initiatives should make local people ‘no worse off’ and preferably ‘better off’. However, there is a lack of clarity concerning how to achieve this with regard to people’s use and non-use values for biodiversity, especially given the inevitable trade-offs when compensating biodiversity losses with gains elsewhere.

Aim

The aims of this symposium are to:

• Increase our understanding of the negative and positive impacts on people from biodiversity NNL/NG

• Share experiences in efforts to ensure people are ‘no worse off and preferably better off’ from biodiversity NNL/NG

• Discuss ways forward for biodiversity NNL/NG projects to result in the best possible outcomes for both biodiversity and people

• Launch a new set of good practice principles for biodiversity NNL/NG projects to generate benefits for both biodiversity and people

 

More information and the agenda here

 

To register please email: victoria.griffiths@bnc.ox.ac.uk

 

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