CEnv Blog | Biodiversity Net Gain: Four essentials for success
In this blog, Julia Baker CEnv, Technical Director of Biodiversity at Wood, reflects on four essentials for Biodiversity Net Gain to succeed for both infrastructure and the natural environment.
A snippet of Julia’s blog for the Wood website can be found below.
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The concept of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is simple: biodiversity is better off because of development. In other words, development projects such as housing, transport and energy all have the potential to restore and improve our environment. While the concept is simple, BNG is a step-change in the way that we think, plan, budget, design, build and maintain infrastructure. We’re moving from ‘development versus nature’ to development as a driver of a healthy and thriving natural environment. This is as much a cultural change as a physical one whereby environmental restoration becomes embedded in the lifecycle of construction activities. This matters.