Biodiversity in Environmental Assessmen Enhancing Ecosystem
Wydawnictwo: Cambridge University Press
• Provides the scientific basis of the Environmental Assessment Guidelines of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted by 189 countries • Throughout the book, boxes appear with real life examples from very different regions of the world; an annex provides 10 elaborate cases plus 10 additional example cases • Biodiversity is presented from a need for social and economic development perspective, and not from the conventional western conservation-oriented perspectiveContentsForeword Ahmed Djoghlaf (the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity); Preface; 1. Introduction Roel Slootweg, Asha Rajvanshi, Vinod B. Mathur and Arend Kolhoff; 2. Interpretation of biodiversity Roel Slootweg; 3. Biodiversity conservation and development: challenges for impact assessment Asha Rajvanshi and Vinod B. Mathur; 4. The impact assessment framework Roel Slootweg and Peter P. Mollinga; 5. Environmental assessment Arend Kolhoff, Bobbi Schijf, Rob Verheem and Roel Slootweg; 6. Biodiversity in environmental impact assessment Asha Rajvanshi, Vinod B. Mathur and Roel Slootweg; 7. Biodiversity-inclusive strategic environmental assessment Roel Slootweg; 8. Reconciling conservation and development: the role of biodiversity offsets Asha Rajvanshi and Vinod B. Mathur; 9. Valuation of ecosystem services: lessons from influential cases Pieter J. H. van Beukering and Roel Slootweg; Epilogue - issues in need of further exploration Roel Slootweg, Asha Rajvanshi, Vinod B. Mathur and Arend Kolhoff; References; Annex: valuation of ecosystem services: influential cases Pieter J.H. van Beukering, Roel Slootweg and Desirée Immerzeel.