However, biodiversity is not the only show in town. The Government’s well received 2018 25yr Environment Plan points towards all new developments having to deliver Environmental Net Gain, not simply biodiversity. So, is biodiversity net gain just the first step on a pathway and if so, what is environmental net gain and how can we prepare to meet this challenge as well? Later in the podcast we explore developments in this space around carbon, flood prevention, water and air quality, recreation and health and well-being. How might these be measured and what can be done to take control of this agenda?
These conversations are just a start, but for those of us committed to genuinely sustainable development they are a solid step on the right path. The environment continues to be a focus for clients, landowners, policy makers and investors. As such all parties need to understand how they can effectively “work with the grain” to manage risk and take advantage of the real opportunities that are presenting themselves.
We hope that you enjoy our podcast and we look forward to taking the conversations forward with you as we all continue to learn in this space.
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