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Volume 16, issue 1
Web Ecol., 16, 67–71, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-16-67-2016
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Special issue: Ecology at the Interface

Web Ecol., 16, 67–71, 2016
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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

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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.
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