Biodiversity Net Gain – Principles and Guidance for UK construction and developments Webinar

Summary

This webinar will provide an overview of two new free guidance documents produced by CIEEM, CIRIA and IEMA building on the Biodiversity Principles published in 2016.

Description

Biodiversity Net Gain is development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before. The decline in UK habitats and species makes reversing past losses an imperative not just in terms of the benefits to wildlife but also in terms of economic and social benefits.

This webinar will provide an overview of two new free guidance* documents produced by CIEEM, CIRIA and IEMA which build on the Biodiversity Principles published in 2016.

• Biodiversity Net Gain – Good practice principles for development (2016)
• Biodiversity Net Gain – A practical guide(2019)
• Biodiversity Net Gain – Case studies (2019

Programme
14:30 Introduction, Claire Wansbury, Associate Director, Ecology, Atkins

14:35 Overview of the latest guidance
Julia Baker, Biodiversity Technical Specialist, Balfour Beatty
Rachel Hoskin, Director, Footprint Ecology
14:50 Case studies introduction Tom Butterworth, Technical Director - Ecology, WSP

14:55 Infrastructure case study, Tom Butterworth, Technical Director - Ecology, WSP

15:00 Developer case study, Louise Clarke, Head of Sustainable Places, Berkeley Group

15:05 Questions and discussion, Nick Blyth, Policy and Engagement Lead, IEMA

15:20 The changing landscape - An overview of current developments influencing
the implementation of Net Gain, Sally Hayns, CEO, CIEEM

Free for ALL attendees
Please note we will not be issuing CPD Certificates for this event.
The webinar will be recorded and available online.

Who Should Attend?

Ecologists and biodiversity professionals, planners, clients, funders, landscape architects and construction site managers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about new industry guidance Biodiversity Net Gain - A practical guide
  • Hear case studies WSP and Berkley Group
  • Ask questions of the project team behind the guidance
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