Policy update - Biodiversity offsetting
Nick Blyth, IEMA policy and practice lead, looks at recent development on biodiversity offsettingAfter a recent summit hosted by environment secretary Owen Paterson, Defra is producing a green paper on biodiversity offsetting with the intention of running a consultation later in the summer. At th
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