TNC's Development by Design Pilot in Colombia

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Conservation International and WWF are working with the Colombian Ministry of Environment to apply TNC’s ‘Development by Design’ (DbD) framework. Although not an offset or compensation program in itself, the DbD approach will identify development impact and determine appropriate offsets with ecological equivalence. The scheme will also determine where the offsets might be sited to deliver rigorous and robust biodiversity benefits. TNC is implementing the DbD approach to offset impacts of coal mining in the Cesar region in Colombia.

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Date Established: Status: In-Progress Program Type: One-Off Offset
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Notes: The Nature Conservancy, Responsible Sourcing of Agricultural Commodities: the way ahead in Brazil, 2009, available at
Bank regulator information: Last Updated: October 4, 2010