SHORT INFO: Biodiversity Net Gain is the next big thing, so what’s the business case?

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

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Short extract:

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.

If you would like fur­ther infor­ma­tion or to become involved with this work, please con­tact Michael Small at CIRIA on  or 0207 549 3300.

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