Biodiversity offsetting and the environmental management voluntary sector: opportunities, risks and the way ahead
Kirsop-Taylor, Nick (2015)


This paper discusses the potential implications of biodiversity offsetting policy for the environmental voluntary sector. Biodiversity offsetting asserts that it offers ‘win-win solutions’ for business and conservationists, and may soon have a larger role in English planning policy.
This could provide opportunities for environmental management voluntary organisations as offset providers or intermediaries in brokering offsets, although potential reputational risks arise. In exploring how organisations might engage with this new policy, the paper also illustrates how policy
changes in specific areas of public activity affect the voluntary sector’s contribution.

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