What’s it about in short: CIRIA, the UK’s construction industry research and information association joins forces with Balfour Beatty to target Biodiversity Net Gain following ‘best practice principles’
When was it released: September, 2016
By whom: CIRIA UK, Julia Baker
CIRIA, IEMA and CIEEM are collaborating, to develop best practice principles for how the UK industry delivers net gain outcomes for biodiversity. They will then use these principles to produce practical guidance for industry on delivering Net Gain.
A first draft of the principles was informed by responses to the 2013 Green Paper consultation on biodiversity offsetting, and experience gained from Defra’s pilot on offsetting, from Network Rail Infrastructure Projects’ Net Positive work, and from the international community by the Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme. This draft was refined following engagement with various stakeholders including government organisations, industry and NGOs, and is now being developed further to be launched later this year.