Van dominee tot koopman? Habitatbanking in Nederland

M.M.J. Gorissen, C.M. van der Heide, J.H.J. Schaminée, A. Ruijs

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This report focuses on whether voluntary nature compensation has added value for biodiversity in the
Netherlands, and on whether habitat banking could be a supplement to the existing Dutch system of
mandatory nature compensation. In essence, habitat banking is the realisation of nature in exchange
for ‘rights’, which are subsequently traded and bought by parties who wish to compensate for their
detrimental effect on nature. The Netherlands does not have any practical experience with habitat
banking. It is recommended to facilitate room for learning and experimentation for habitat banking in
pilot areas. The required various instruments and frameworks are elaborated in this report.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Commissioning bodyNetherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
Number of pages116
ISBN (Electronic)9789463431026
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameWageningen Economic Research rapport

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