IEMA input into new biodiversity and natural capital standards
IEMA has contributed to the creation of two new British Standards on biodiversity and natural capital. IEMA policy and practice lead Nick Blyth and several other IEMA members are on the committees that oversaw the creation of the standards.Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is set to be a mandatory requirement for new developments in England. BS 8683 – Process for designing and implementing Biodiversity Net Gain – builds on IEMA’s 2016 BNG pri
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