Biodiversity Net Gain – Principles and Guidance for UK construction and developments (P3056)

Biodiversity Net Gain is development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before. In partnership with both CIEEM and IEMA, we 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 also from testing through workshops and webinars with over 450 professionals. Our principles for achieving Biodiversity Net Gain are now published.

Download the principles

We continue to share the principles with professionals, stakeholders and industry.  Our ongoing objective is to inform and develop good practice and we welcome comments and feedback from stakeholders. The aim of this project will be to raise awareness of the principles to be developed in collaboration with CIEEM & IEMA.

The project partners are now looking for organisations to support and help deliver guidance on biodiversity net gain in development. An author team will be appointed shortly so if you are interested in getting involved email and clearly stating NET GAIN in the email subject line.

Further information
For more information and to get involved in this pioneering project please contact Owen Jenkins at CIRIA.