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Biodiversity & Natural Capital

The levels of biodiversity found in different societies and communities is bound up with economic activity i.e. the development of the built environment that encompasses economic and social infrastructure, alongside housing. The development of policy for preserving biodiversity is an increasingly important consideration for decision-makers, with a United Nations Summit held bi-annually to discuss international action to achieve this.

Biodiversity & Natural Capital articles

Fifth of UK food firms unprepared for deforestation regulation

One in five UK food businesses are not prepared for EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) coming into force in December, a new survey has uncovered.

16th May 2024

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Vanessa Champion reveals how biophilic design can help you meet your environmental, social and governance goals

4th April 2024

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Regulatory gaps between the EU and UK are beginning to appear, warns Neil Howe in this edition’s environmental legislation round-up

4th April 2024

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Five of the latest books on the environment and sustainability

3rd April 2024

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A hangover from EU legislation, requirements on the need for consideration of nutrient neutrality for developments on many protected sites in England were nearly removed from the planning system in 2023.

2nd April 2024

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The UK’s new biodiversity net gain (BNG) requirements could create 15,000 hectares of woodlands, heath, grasslands, and wetlands and absorb 650,000 tonnes of carbon each year.

13th March 2024

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All major housing developments in England will be required by law to deliver at least a 10% increase in biodiversity under new rules that came into force today.

12th February 2024

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As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Born Free Foundation, co-founder Will Travers OBE tells Chris Seekings how a new approach to conservation is needed to end animal suffering

1st February 2024

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