Biodiversity Action Plan
Any human activity expanding into novel areas of the world require concern, updated knowledge on sensitivity and vulnerability of the environment, ecosystems, resources and environmental features. Biodiversity both holds an intrinsic value, and is a useful tool when evaluating environmental performance. The term “Biodiversity action plan” is not a uniquely defined approach to understand and safeguard biodiversity in areas of operation, but is here defined as a set of performance criteria, processes, choices and decisions, together preventing adverse, unwanted negative effects to Arctic biodiversity arising from ENI’s operations.
The Biodiversity Action Plan identifies future actions that will lead to the conservation or enhancement of biodiversity associated with a specific project or region. The approach used to develop this BAP builds on: “A Guide to Developing Biodiversity Action Plans for the Oil and Gas Sector (IPIECA and OGP) and on: “Integrating Biodiversity into Environmental Management Systems” (The Energy & Biodiversity Initiative).
Knowledge gained from the research topics identified for the ASBD project will be fed back into management for the Goliat field and further to the biodiversity management for Eni corporate pan-arctic operations..
Work Package component leader: Lars-Henrik Larsen, Akvaplan-niva
Cooperation partners and linked external projects: Bjørn Kristoffersen Eco Management Ltd.