Biodiversity Offsetting

24th October 2013

Defra has described biodiversity offsets as conservation activities designed to give biodiversity benefits to compensate for losses - ensuring that when a development damages nature (and this damage cannot be avoided) new, bigger or better nature sites will be created. They are different from other types of ecological compensation as they need to show measurable outcomes that are sustained over time.

IEMA has contributed to earlier consultations expressing interest in the concept of achieving a ‘net-gain’ for biodiversity, whilst also stressing the importance of any scheme being robust and not displacing the mitigation hierarchy.

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29th September 2021

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27th July 2021

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7th July 2021

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IEMA Book Club returned to discuss Seeds of Science by Mark Lynas.

26th April 2021

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Our Yorkshire and Humberside coffee morning looked at an introduction to biodiversity net gain (BNG) and how a minimum 10% BNG can be achieved on new development, with real project examples in the Yorkshire region.

4th February 2021

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This digital event was run by the North Wales regional group where three organisations presented on their biodiversity work and how they assist in Wildlife Preservation in North Wales.

5th August 2020

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13th July 2020

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In this session we discussed biodiversity net gain and how a wide-scale conservation project is aiming to reverse the decline in farmland biodiversity in Scotland.

11th June 2020

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