Resolving wicked problems in biodiversity offsetting

Date: 04, Jul, 2018
Author(s):   Martine Maron
Publisher: TSR Hub

Project 5.1 Governments and companies worldwide are increasingly adopting biodiversity offsetting. It has both supporters and opponents in large numbers, who broadly agree on the suite of challenges, particularly the technical and governance ones, but strongly disagree about whether those challenges render biodiversity offsetting acceptable. Unguided expansion of offsetting certainly carries severe risks, and how best to minimise the risks to biodiversity from offsetting policy remains a wicked problem.