As the government announce the consultation for implementing of the new Biodiversity Net Gain requirement, IEMA’s Director of Policy and External Affairs Martin Baxter said:

“Reversing the decline of the natural environment will require important contributions from new development and nationally significant infrastructure projects. Proposals to deliver a minimum of 10% biodiversity are welcome, but there must be effective monitoring and enforcement to ensure that Biodiversity Net Gain plans are delivered on-the-ground and are durable over the long-term.

Getting Biodiversity Net Gain right has been a key focus area for IEMA and it will continue to be so throughout the course off 2022.”

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Abigail Simmons

Head of Media, IEMA

Abi is the Head of Media for IEMA and previously spent two years with Police Now as their Communications Manager, building up positive press coverage of the detective and neighbourhood graduate programmes.