Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Unpacking England’s ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’ Law: A New Approach to Development

Date and Time
Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET


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One of the largest threats to biodiversity worldwide is development and associated land use change. A new law in England called "Biodiversity Net Gain" went into effect in early 2024, aiming to ensure that habitats for wildlife are left in a measurably better state than they were before development occurred. This law provides an excellent learning opportunity for other countries and jurisdictions as they consider ways to pursue biodiversity protection in concert with development. 

Join this webinar to learn about how the law came to be, including the concept development, timeline, barriers, breakthroughs, and eventual implementation. Organized by the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) and Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC).


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  • Timothy Male, Executive Director, Environmental Policy Innovation Center
  • David Hill, Founder and Chairman, Environment Bank