Launched: Biodiversity Net Gain – Principles and Guidance for UK Construction and Developments

biodiversity net gain

Biodiversity Net Gain is development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before. A partnership between CIEEM, CIRIA and IEMA, these professional bodies are developing new guidance to help professionals and UK industry address this challenge and to achieve ‘Net Gain’ targets for biodiversity.

An important part of delivering good practice in Biodiversity Net Gain is to know what it looks like. Accordingly, a project group of professionals from each member organisation has worked to develop good practice principles to guide developers. The initial draft principles were refined following consultation with various stakeholders including government, NGOs and industry and also from testing through workshops and webinars with over 450 professionals. Our principles for achieving Biodiversity Net Gain are now published.

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