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Biodiversity Offsets Between Regulation and Voluntary Commitment

A Typology of Approaches Towards Environmental Compensation and No Net Loss of Biodiversity

Authors: Darbi, Marianne

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  • Presents a detailed typology of biodiversity offsets building on different drivers for biodiversity offset implementation, ranging from mandatory regimes, standards and incentives to cooperative approaches
  • Provides detailed case studies of different types of biodiversity offsets, including descriptions of context conditions and involved stakeholders
  • Includes the most comprehensive screening to date of biodiversity offset cases globally
  • Analyzes various concepts of voluntariness to explain behavior and motivation for biodiversity offset implementation specifically and environmental conservation generally (e.g. altruism, economic theories, voluntary environmental approaches, corporate responsibility) and derives criteria for voluntariness from the theory
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We are witnessing an alarming, global biodiversity crisis with an ongoing loss of species and their habitats. In response, a number of tools and approaches – including some that are contested – are being explored and promoted. Biodiversity offsets are one such approach, and deserve critical examination since the debate surrounding them has often been oversimplified and lacking practical evidence. As such, this study presents a refined typology including seven types of biodiversity offsets and taking into account different contexts, governance arrangements and drivers. It draws on a detailed analysis of theoretical concepts to explain the voluntary implementation of biodiversity offsets using an internet-based (netnographic) research approach. Furthermore it builds on a broad global explorative base of 72 practical examples and presents in-depth case studies for each type. The results reveal a number of global tendencies that allow recommendations to be made for different locations, contexts and stakeholders. They also encourage the expansion of this research field to respond to the pressing needs of policy and practice.


About the authors

Marianne Darbi is an environmental planner and researcher with many years of experience in landscape and spatial planning. After studying at the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) and École d'Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux (France), she graduated in landscape architecture in 2007 and worked at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (Dresden) until December 2016. Since January 2017, she has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Conservation Biology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Leipzig).

Marianne’s research focuses on biodiversity conservation and management as well as the mitigation of environmental impacts in the national and international context, sustainable land use, green economy and market-based instruments. Her PhD on Voluntary Bioversity Offsets at the Technical University of Dresden was awarded the Study Prize of the German Environmental Impact Assessment Association in 2016.

Her work has two major aims: 1) networking biodiversity research across disciplines (interdisciplinary) and 2) making knowledge relevant and transferable for decision making (science-policy interface). Marianne has advised institutions such as the European Commission, the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Program, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and KfW among others. Furthermore, she has worked with various NGOs and the private sector.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Biodiversity Offsets and No Net Loss: Introduction, Problem Statement, and Research Questions

    Pages 1-34

    Darbi, Marianne

  • Developing a Typology of Biodiversity Offsets Using an Internet and Expert Based Approach: Methods and Materials

    Pages 35-59

    Darbi, Marianne

  • Applying the Concept of Voluntariness to Explain Behavior Towards Environmental Conservation

    Pages 61-107

    Darbi, Marianne

  • Voluntariness of Biodiversity Offsets

    Pages 109-143

    Darbi, Marianne

  • Development of a Typology of Biodiversity Offsets

    Pages 145-170

    Darbi, Marianne

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Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25593-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity Offsets Between Regulation and Voluntary Commitment
Book Subtitle
A Typology of Approaches Towards Environmental Compensation and No Net Loss of Biodiversity
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25594-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25594-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25593-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 341
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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