BBOP is a collaboration of more than 75 different companies, financial institutions, government agencies, and civil society representatives. We have developed best practice biodiversity offsets principles and methodologies through on-the-ground experience. We provide a global, multi-stakeholder forum for networking and aim to develop internationally agreed and certifiable standards for biodiversity offsets by 2014 – 2015.
As an initial step in this process, BBOP members have drafted Criteria and Indicators to accompany our agreed Principles. The resulting Principles, Criteria and Indicators (PCI) framework serves as a tool to determine whether an offset has been designed and subsequently implemented in accordance with the BBOP Principles. The PCI will be revised into a draft standard on biodiversity offsets in 2012. Please help shape the draft standard by giving us your opinion on how practicable the PCI and Guidance Notes would be to apply.
The two core documents we’re seeking input on are:
|BBOP Principles with Draft Criteria and Indicators||BBOP Principles with Draft Criteria and Indicators, and draft Guidance Notes|
We’ve also provided a Glossary of terms as a reference. The closing date for providing input on these two documents is 15 July, 2011
In addition, BBOP has prepared two resource papers that support the interpretation and understanding of the PCIs, with particular relevance to Principle 1 (No Net Loss) and Principle 4 (Limits to what can be offset). The intended audiences for these two documents are ecological specialists and technical consultants advising companies, governments and others wanting to undertake a biodiversity offset.
|No Net Loss and Loss-Gain calculations Resource Paper||Guidance on limits to what can be offset Resource Paper|
The closing date for providing input on the two resource papers is 29 July, 2011
To provide input on any of these draft documents, please register (at the top right of this page) to access the three questionnaire pages (see tabs above) on 1) the PCI and Guidance Notes; 2) the No Net Loss paper; and 3) the Limits to what can be offset paper.
Thank you for your help in shaping the draft standard on biodiversity offsets.