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I've been meaning to write about biodiversity trading and banking schemes for some time now, because such a scheme is being proposed in New South Wales.
Anyway, I will be writing about this lots over the coming months because it's a concept that really pushes the boundary of what trading schemes can achieve - people are justifiably sceptical of the very idea of 'trading' biodiversity - which means that it's both exciting and controversial.
For now I'll just flag it and point you to the NSW Department of Environment and Conservation website which contains an interesting background paper on the concept and a discussion paper outlining the current proposal.
Enjoy your weekend!