DEFRA plans voluntary national biodiversity offsetting scheme

October 2013
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Oct2013, Issue 464, p34
The article reveals that a voluntary scheme of biodiversity offsetting in England is approved by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), according to a green paper published on September 5, 2013. According to the author, offsetting uses a metric to determine the impact of developments on nature in terms of biodiversity units and compensation worth at least as many units as the damage inflicted.


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