The resources collated below will help partners and stakeholders develop and apply national policies aimed at addressing development impacts on biodiversity in line with on best practice in the mitigation hierarchy, including offsets. The materials have been produced by COMBO, its partners and other collaborators. They provide an introduction to some of the themes that are important for understanding why and how biodiversity impacts should be addressed to achieve no net loss or net gain outcomes for biodiversity aligned with overarching biodiversity targets.
An excellent starting point is the website created by the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP), which includes a comprehensive set of resources produced by this Programme.
In addition, the IUCN Thematic Group Impact Mitigation and Ecological Compensation (IMEC) compiles useful material from a range of sources. This includes a set of introductory videos on key concepts relating to biodiversity offsets and ecological compensation, to which COMBO staff have contributed.
The materials below are organised into several categories, covering information on the COMBO program itself, policy briefs and technical resources we have produced, training materials and useful weblinks and other resources. Country-specific resources are listed here as well as under the country pages. We will supplement these materials throughout COMBO's second phase of work.