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Biodiversity

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 articles

Application to quash Defra policy document dismissed

An application for judicial review was dismissed in the case of R. (on the application of Langton) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

23rd September 2021

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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.

23rd September 2021

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The UK government is not on track to deliver on its promise to improve the environment within a generation and is failing to stem the tide of biodiversity loss, a damning new report from MPs has revealed.

1st July 2021

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Businesses from across the UK’s economy have come together to launch a new forum aimed at mainstreaming biodiversity throughout the private sector.

28th May 2021

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Business initiatives on climate change are now being repurposed to prevent the destruction of nature, reports Catherine Early

26th March 2021

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The world must adopt new metrics for economic success that account for the benefits of investing in nature, an independent review on global biodiversity has concluded today.

2nd February 2021

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As summer faded, ecologists returned home and IEMA hosted a masterclass on biodiversity net gain (BNG).

11th December 2020

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We must be prepared to embrace complexity and note the interconnectedness of sustainability issues, argues Stephanie Wray

11th December 2020

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Less than a quarter of the world's largest companies at risk from biodiversity loss are disclosing these threats in their corporate reporting, a global study by KPMG has uncovered.

1st December 2020

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