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 developed through a collaborative and cross-profession based partnership. It will also provide examples of biodiversity net-gain approaches and insights into developing guidance.
When: September 22, 2016 1:30 PM — 2:45 PM CEST
How: you can register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3041335300843281412
Some information on the webinar
CIRIA champions performance improvement in construction and the built environment sectors through the promotion of good practice. Collaborating with IEMA and CIEEM, it is aiming to develop new principles and guidance relating to the delivery of biodiversity net gain.
Early principles were informed by responses to the 2013 Green Paper consultation, experience gained through the Defra national pilot tests on biodiversity offsetting and also by the Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme (BBOP). The draft biodiversity net-gain principles were then further developed, informed and refined through engagement with multiple stakeholders from NGOs through to professionals in Construction.
Along with guidance (in development), the new principles are designed to guide those seeking to achieve biodiversity net gain for their project, and help them to demonstrate that they have followed best practice. The initiative’s next stage will be to launch the principles and to complete ‘best practice guidance’ that will further define key concepts, and contain practical advice and case study examples.
The webinar is an ideal opportunity to review the new draft principles, and is suitable for any member engaged and working on developments, from Ecologists and EIA Co-ordinators through to Sustainability or Environment professionals in companies or in the public sector.
The main presentation will be followed by a panel Q&A session where our speaker Julia Baker will be joined by representatives from the collaborating organisations.