African CSOs opposed to biodiversity offsets

The African Alliance for Rangeland Management and Development Wednesday joins the global campaigns to oppose plans by the UK government to create biodiversity offsetting.


Biodiversity offsetting is the promise to replace nature destroyed and lost in one place with nature somewhere else. As with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and schemes to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), biodiversity offsetting relies on ‘experts’ to create dubious calculations that claim to make one piece of the earth equal to another. It pretends you can trade places.