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Biological diversity


Measurable conservation outcomes resulting from actions designed to compensate for significant residual adverse biodiversity impacts arising from project development after appropriate prevention and mitigation measures have been taken. The goal of biodiversity offsets is to achieve no net loss and preferably a net gain of biodiversity on the ground with respect to species composition, habitat structure, ecosystem function and people's use and cultural values associated with biodiversity. (Source: UNEP/CBD/COP/10/INF/27)


Alternative labels:
habitat bank

In other languages

compensation pour la biodiversité
компенсация для биоразнообразия
compensaciones por pérdida de diversidad biológica
تعويض التنوع البيولوجي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with biodiversity offset

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Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol