Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

When seen through the lens of technology, few resources are truly scarce; they’re mainly inaccessible. 

 

Peter Diamandis

Green compensation proposals outlined

RATE THIS! +71
Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2013 04:54 AM by AlexMuller

The UK government has outlined its proposals on compensating for the loss of biodiversity through development. The idea of "biodiversity offsetting" is controversial, with some campaigners dubbing it a "licence to trash".

 

It means developers planning to build houses in environmentally sensitive areas would be allowed to go ahead if they could offset damage by paying for conservation activities elsewhere.

 

The environment department Defra has published a green paper on the scheme. "Offsetting is an exciting opportunity to look at how we can improve the environment as well as grow the economy," said environment secretary Owen Paterson.

 

Commenting on the consultation, which will conclude on 7 November, he said: "We want to hear from developer and wildlife groups alike on how we can simplify the existing planning process while enhancing our natural environment.

 

"There is no reason why wildlife and development can't flourish side by side." In England, six pilot areas were selected in 2012 for two year trials of a voluntary approach to offsetting through the planning system.

 

In March this year, a report from the government's Ecosystems Markets Task Force recommended that the offsetting scheme should be rolled out nationwide as a matter of priority.

 

Offsetting, it said, would "revolutionise conservation in England by delivering restoration, creation and long term management on in excess of 300,000 hectares of habitat over 20 years".



Read original article » Back to category

Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-13
+0
W09rhg Muchos Gracias for your post.Really thank you! Keep writing. Reply


 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Hardware on 2017-11-17 18:02:34
    Tesla unveils a truck and a roadster..read more
    Posted in Hardware on 2017-11-17 17:47:38
    SpaceX expects government support for development of BFR.....read more
    Posted in Science on 2017-11-17 13:59:11
    Gene therapy infused into persons blood to correct liver.....read more
    Posted in Online on 2017-11-16 23:32:28
    Google’s Chatbase bot analytics platform opens to all..read more
    Posted in Software on 2017-11-16 23:25:41
    Google to build Artificial Intelligence that will build.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Martian landscapes formed from sand 'levitating' on a little.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Scientists detect comets outside our solar system..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Advanced artificial limbs mapped in the brain..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Bacteria have a sense of touch..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Recurrent brain cancer: New hope with phase 1 clinical trial.....read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me