In response to the new State of Nature report, Ben Goodwin, director of policy and public affairs at IEMA, said:

"The latest State of Nature report, which is produced annually by partner organisations including research institutes and statutory nature conservation bodies, paints a stark picture of the decline in biodiversity across Great Britain revealing that 38 per cent of species have decreased, while 16 per cent are now facing extinction.

"But instead of being on the front foot to address this, we have learnt this week that the government’s new biodiversity net gain measures for development in England are to be delayed. We need policy certainty for businesses who want to get on and do the right thing, and implementation from government at pace if we are to restore and enhance our natural environment."


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