Webinar: Biodiversity Net Gain – Principles and Guidance for UK Construction and Developments
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When: Tuesday, 19 March 2019
14:30- 15:30
Where: United Kingdom

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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, IEMA and CIRIA, 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 


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 
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 from WSP and Berkley Group
  • Ask questions of the project team behind the guidance


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