Strengthening the mitigation hierarchy implementation
The mitigation hierarchy is increasingly used as a way to achieve no net loss or even net gains of biodiversity when managing the impact from development projects. As such, it is identified as one of the main opportunities to support biodiversity conservation and ecosystem-based adaptation in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).
RESCCUE endeavoured to strengthen the mitigation hierarchy implementation at the regional level. Detailed recommendations were produced for Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
Different PICTs deal with very specific and contrasted needs, opportunities and constraints for mitigation hierarchy implementation. Strengthening associated policies and practices implies a tailored strategy and requires coordination across sectors and multiple government departments over several years, as well as intensive consultations with all stakeholders involved.
Several partners including regional and bilateral cooperation agencies, developments banks and NGOs have agreed to further collaborate to raise capacity and develop best practice for strengthened implementation of the mitigation hierarchy.
Renforcement de la mise en œuvre de la séquence : éviter, réduire, compenser en Polynésie française - analyse du cadre réglementaire de Polynésie française et de la conduite des études d’impact environnemental