Redeeming Sins of Omission: Accounting for People in Mitigation

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)
Lisa Mandle , Stanford University, Stanford,, CA
Nearly all countries require environmental impact assessments of proposed development projects (oil and gas, mining, transportation, and agriculture). These currently focus on biodiversity, and do not explicitly account for impacts on ecosystem services and human well-being. Dr. Tallis will present a novel framework that aligns ecosystem services with the widely accepted mitigation hierarchy, and demonstrate how it is being applied to mining proposals in northern Colombia.