Sate of biodiversity markets 2011 - Offset and compensation programs worldwide

 

In today’s climate of rapid biodiversity loss, decreasing philanthropic and public conservation dollars, and the growing recognition that conservation must address the scale of economic drivers it seeks to correct, governments and businesses are seeking new ways to balance economics and ecology. And as governments and businesses explore and adopt market-like instruments to strike this balance, it is as important as ever to understand what is happening, where, and how the tools work.