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 More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

Webinar on Thursday, September 22, 2016: Principles for Achieving Net Gain Biodiversity Outcomes from Development

In this webi­nar, brought to you by IEMA, CIRIA and CIEEM, Julia Baker will out­line and review the best prac­tice prin­ci­ples for UK indus­try to achieve bio­di­ver­sity net gain out­comes from devel­op­ment. It will focus on recent prin­ci­ples, drafted and … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: When biodiversity offsetting can benefit nature

What’s it about in short: Giv­ing exam­ples from the UK con­text (Net­work Rail), Julia Baker argues that there are sit­u­a­tions when the frame­work for bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting can ben­e­fit nature — and help us achieve our 2020 tar­get of halt­ing bio­di­ver­sity loss. … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Natural Capital Day

What’s it about in short: Miles King writes about Nat­ural Cap­i­tal day at the Green Alliance and the related report (called Nat­ural Part­ners) and debate. When was it released: Jan­u­ary 27, 2016 By whom: Miles King, a new nature blog More … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: First biodiversity offsetting agreement benefits nationally important wildlife

What’s it about in short: update on the UK’s first for­mal bio­di­ver­sity off­set­ting agree­ment after two years: Bushey Bank, an area of chalk grass­land on the Earth Trust Farm When was it released: Novem­ber 24, 2015 By whom: Earth Trust More info:–11–24/First_biodiversity_offsetting_agreement_benefits_nationally_important_wildlife.aspx … Con­tinue read­ing

Job offer on biodiversity offsets: Principal Consultant at the Biodiversity Consultancy, Cambridge (UK)

The Cam­bridge based envi­ron­men­tal con­sul­tancy The Bio­di­ver­sity con­sul­tancy is look­ing for a Prin­ci­pal Con­sul­tant to join their team. The Bio­di­ver­sity Con­sul­tancy (TBC) works with finan­cial, indus­try, gov­ern­ment and NGO sec­tors in pro­vid­ing con­ser­va­tion sci­ence and envi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment exper­tise to meet the … Con­tinue read­ing

BBOP webinar on Wednesday, November 18, 2015: Network Rail Infrastructure Projects’ application of the mitigation hierarchy

There’s another BBOP webi­nar upcom­ing, Wednes­day, Novem­ber 18. This time the topic is: “Net­work Rail Infra­struc­ture Projects’ appli­ca­tion of the mit­i­ga­tion hier­ar­chy”. Uk’s Net­work Rail Infra­struc­ture Project presents the progress on its Net Pos­i­tive com­mit­ment. As usual the webi­nar is part … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: Could the UK be sitting on wasteland that offers £7bn in unused ‘natural capital’?

What’s it about in short: arti­cle on the poten­tial of “waste­land” in terms of nat­ural cap­i­tal in the UK, based on a pilot project. When was it released: Octo­ber 29, 2015 By whom: Sam Tar­rant More info: and (pay-walled) … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO: The battle of Lodge Hill (part 8) — good news to end your week

What’s it about in short: con­tro­versy on the poten­tial off­set site of Lodge Hill (Kent, UK) When was it released: Feb­ru­ary 13, 2015 By whom: Mar­tin Harper, RSPB More info: … Con­tinue read­ing

SHORT INFO — infographic on business opportunities from natural capital challenges

What’s it about in short:  The ‘Busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties from nat­ural cap­i­tal chal­lenges’ info­graphic depicts the alarm­ing degra­da­tion rates of the quan­tity and qual­ity of water, bio­di­ver­sity and soil. When was it released: Feb­ru­ary 17, 2015 By whom: Cam­bridge Insti­tute for Sus­tain­abil­ity Lead­er­ship More info: … Con­tinue read­ing