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Folder No Nett Loss Initiative

Prevention is better than cure. The loss of biodiversity should be avoided by all possible means. Where biodiversity has been damaged unavoidably, offset is a must. But what is sound offset? How to provide it? What roles do the authorities play? How to develop an international standard?

To answer those questions the Taskforce Biodiversity and Natural Resources entered into a partnership with BBOP, the Business & Biodiversity Offset Programme. 

Their goal was to jointly develop recommendations for:

  • sound setoff for Dutch trade and industry and setting up trial projects
  • the role of the authorities 
  • the possibility of aggregated setoff (joining setoff means) or even trade in setoff credits (conservation banking as practised already in the US)

Further information available in Dutch language.

Pointer The Business & Biodiversity Offset Programme (in Dutch)
Pointer BBOP Principles with Draft Criteria and Indicators
Pointer No Net Loss calculations
Pointer Compensation For Biodiversity Loss