Can Biodiversity Net Gain help us reach England’s biodiversity goals?

Sophus zu Ermgassen, Prue Addison, Natalie Duffus, Joseph Bull,

  • Start  Tuesday 09 May 2023 12:00pm
  • Finish    Tuesday 09 May 2023 1:30pm
orange and yelow poppies with a building behind
Botanic Garden - Oxford

At the end of 2023 new legislation will be enacted making it mandatory for nearly every new development in England to leave nature in a better state than before (so it achieves a mandatory “Biodiversity Net Gain” (BNG)). But will it work? The devil is in the detail. In this panel session, join a range of Oxford’s leading BNG experts for an introduction into this important new piece of legislation affecting England’s natural environment, the role it has the potential to play in helping England achieve its overarching biodiversity goals, and the things to look out for that will affect its effectiveness going forwards.

The panel will include:

Sophus zu Ermgassen, Ecological Economist, University of Oxford

Prue Addison, Conservation Strategy Director, Berks, Bucks, & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Natalie Duffus, researcher, University of Oxford

Joseph Bull, Associate Professor in Climate Change Biology, University of Oxford

Ben Taylor, Chief Executive, Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment

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