CIEEM CEnv Blog | Restoring Nature at Scale via Biodiversity Net Gain
In this CIEEM blog, David Hill CBE CEnv FCIEEM and Emma Toovey MCIEEM look at how Biodiversity Net Gain can be used to achieve what is urgently required – nature restoration at scale.
A snippet of their blog can be found below.
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‘This is our last chance’. These were the words of Sir David Attenborough at COP26. They apply equally to rebuilding biodiversity as they do to addressing climate change. Fully functioning ecosystems, comprising the full complement of species, are of ultimate importance in providing resilience to our food supplies, nutrition, the quality of our landscapes, protection from flooding, crop pest control, air and water quality, pharmaceutical products and medicines, health and well-being. Once species become extinct, particularly those unknown to science, their contribution to ecosystem function is lost forever. Without biodiversity we humans would cease to exist. Biodiversity loss represents an impending existential threat to us.