In theory, ‘biodiversity offsetting’ involves measuring the habitat that is likely to be affected by a proposed development, then calculating the financial compensation necessary to replicate the habitat at a new location.
In reality, as this mockumentary shows, it’s a license that can make bad developers’ dreams a reality.
Across the world offsets already justify the destruction of irreplaceable ecosystems to make way for mining projects, motorways and pipelines.
Now Europe is the new frontier; currently the European Union is considering new legislation that permits biodiversity offsets.
Tamar Singer and Hannah Ffytche explain how they walked out of school to demand action on climate change.
Dougie Gerrard reports on the people taking extreme measures to protest Erdogan’s continued assault on Kurds.
Phil Hearse explores the worldwide allegiances which bind rising fascist movements across the world into a coordinated force.
Edgardo Lander talks to Red Pepper about the mounting tensions in Venezuela
Olly Haynes reports on the violent crackdown on protesters on the streets of France
Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte explain why the political trials this week only reveal the tip of the iceberg.