Environmental offsets: problems and possibilities across carbon, water and biodiversity

Thursday 19 October 2023, 12.30-2.15pm, Room 317

MCLE Annual Forum

Policies and laws for environmental offsets are now used across domains as diverse as greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity and water at both international and national levels around the world. Despite their growth and the controversy that framework for offsets have often attracted, there has been little attention to the potential for lesson-learning across different offset domains.

This forum aims to start this cross-cutting discussion with a panel of two speakers reflecting on offsets in different contexts.


The panel members, Professor David Takacs (UC Law) and Joanna Zhou (Pollination), discussed key challenges, what we need to know and what needs to happen to better govern offset arrangements and the barriers that stand in the way.

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  • Environmental Offsets