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The side event ‘Ecological Compensation: an Attempt to Combine the need to Halt the Loss of Biodiversity and the Development of Societies’ took place during the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP14 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on 21 November, and was presented by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The event highlighted the increasing use of biodiversity offsetting as a tool to address impacts of development when damages cannot be avoided, minimized, or restored locally. Key messages shared during the event included: the importance of using a decision-making framework for planning offsets; taking into account different habitat types; and best practices for developing offset programmes.

Produced by Teya Penniman. Filmed/edited by Ben Crowe.