Biodiversity Net Gain is development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before. It is also an approach where developers work with local governments, wildlife groups, landowners and other stakeholders in order to support their priorities for nature conservation.
Note: the approach is becoming established in England. Other UK nations are considering similar approaches. Measures to deliver net gain increase the quantity and/or quality of natural capital and can therefore also deliver gains in ecosystem services.
IEMA is the membership body for environment and sustainability professionals