A new report from the Eklipse Mitigation Hierarchy Working Group was recently published compiling the extensive analytical work of three years in the make.
The report aims to provide an overview of the state of knowledge regarding how we can improve adherence to the Mitigation Hierarchy (how biodiversity impacts can first be avoided, then mitigated and compensated), with a particular focus on the avoid stage especially in projects impacting nature.
Built on a systematic mapping and an Applied Policy Delphi, the report synthesises knowledge on how the concepts of ecosystem services/natural capital foster nature within planning processes likely to impact biodiversity.
The document also offers information about EU cases and practices that actively consider the aspect of ecosystem services in the Mitigation Hierarchy with developed recommendations on best practices. Our expert, Agnes Zolyomi contributed to the work through the Knowledge Coordination Body of Eklipse. The full report can be found here.