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This Standard on Biodiversity Offsets (‘the Standard’)… have been prepared by the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) to help auditors, developers, conservation groups, communities, governments and financial institutions that wish to assess biodiversity offsets against the BBOP Principles, Criteria and Indicators.

Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP). 2012. Standard on Biodiversity Offsets. [Published: 2012]
Standards, Global
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To develop a better understanding on the above issues, the Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia Program in collaboration with Zoological Society of London has carried out a study on the Indonesian legal and policy framework related to biodiversity conservation within oil palm plantations.

Legal and Policy Barriers for Biodiversity Conservation Within Oil Palm Plantations - Technical Report, Wildlife Conservation Society, Suer Suryadi, Bogor, September 2011   [Published: 2011]
Policy, Agriculture and Ranching, Asia
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define global sustainable development priorities and aspirations for 2030 and seek to mobilize global efforts around a common set of goals and targets. The SDGs call for worldwide action among governments, business and civil society to end poverty and create a life of dignity and opportunity for all, within the boundaries of the planet. [Published: 2015]
Guidelines, Global
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Private companies and investors can profit from the enhancement of nature in general and from specific investments allocated to improve biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). The question is: What is the incentive, from a private sector point of view, to invest in nature, and what are the barriers and opportunities? This article demonstrates that new markets and business models are developing which are based on BES, thereby offering investment opportunities and contributing to nature conservation at the same time. Opportunities and challenges for private sector entrepreneurship and investment in biodiversity, ecosystem services and nature conservation - Tineke Lambooy & Yulia Levashova, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 2011 [Published: 2012]
Guidelines, Global
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The Danone wet carbon partnership – an initiative of the Danone Group, IUCN and Ramsar – aims to preserve and restore wetland ecosystems that are crucial to the carbon cycle, in various locations across the planet.  Specifically, the partnership’s objective is to provide a means for the Danone Group to offset the carbon emissions of some of its brands, primarily Evian, by preserving and restoring wetlands. Guidance for wet carbon project proposals - Francis Vorhies, July 2010 [Published: 2010]
Guidelines, Global
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This Standard is part of the set of GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). These Standards are designed to be used by organizations to report about their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society. [Published: 2016]
Standards, Global
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This paper is a product of the Climate Change Cross-Cutting Solutions Area, and a background paper to “The Triple Dividend of Resilience” report, a joint initiative by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and the Overseas Development Institute. It is part of a larger effort by the World Bank to provide open access to its research and make a contribution to development policy discussions around the world. [Published: 2016]
Policy, Global
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The mitigation hierarchy is a tool designed to help users limit, as far as possible, the negative impacts of development projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). It involves a sequence of four key actions—‘avoid’, ‘minimize’, ‘restore’ and ‘offset’—and provides a best-practice approach to aid in the sustainable management of living, natural resources by establishing a mechanism to balance conservation needs with development priorities.  [Published: 2015]
Conservation Management, Guidelines, Extractive Industries, Extractive Industries, Global
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IFC Guidance Note 6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources. Guidance Note 6 corresponds to Performance Standard 6.  [Published: 2012]
Standards, Global
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The M&S biodiversity process establishes a mandatory procedure for addressing and enhancing biodiversity in the construction and operation of major store building projects.  Marks & Spencer Sustainable Construction Biodiversity Guide - Marks and Spencer plc, 2010 [Published: 2010]
Guidelines, Business and Finance, Global
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