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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.