Journal cover Journal topic
Web Ecology An open-access peer-reviewed journal
Journal topic
Volume 16, issue 1
Web Ecol., 16, 67-71, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-16-67-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Special issue: Ecology at the Interface

Web Ecol., 16, 67-71, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-16-67-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Short communication 01 Mar 2016

Short communication | 01 Mar 2016

Biodiversity offsetting in England: governance rescaling, socio-spatial injustices, and the neoliberalization of nature

Evangelia Apostolopoulou Evangelia Apostolopoulou
  • Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, CB2 3EN, Cambridge, UK

Abstract. In this paper, I use primary empirical data obtained through interviews in selected case studies around England to shed light on the neoliberal character of biodiversity offsetting, its interrelationship with governance rescaling processes, and the way the latter influences the distribution of the costs and benefits of biodiversity offsetting policies. My results show that biodiversity offsetting in England has been a reactionary neoliberal policy whose implementation has so far been characterized by important deficits from an environmental and socio-spatial justice perspective.

Publications Copernicus
Special issue
Download
Short summary
I use primary empirical data obtained through interviews in case studies around England to explore the neoliberal character of biodiversity offsetting, its interrelationship with governance rescaling, and the way the latter influences the distribution of offsetting’s costs and benefits. My results show that biodiversity offsetting in England has been a reactionary neoliberal policy characterized by important deficits from an environmental and socio-spatial justice perspective.
I use primary empirical data obtained through interviews in case studies around England to...
Citation
Share