Free Webinar on New British Standard: BS 8683:2021 Process for designing and implementing Biodiversity Net Gain. Specification
8 Jun

8 Jun to 8 Jun

Biodiversity is essential to life on Earth, yet we’re seeing an ever-increasing loss of it, as a result of human activity.

To reverse this, we’ve got to implement development and land management projects in such a way that they deliver Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), leaving the biodiversity of affected areas in a measurably better state than before we started.

To help deliver BNG, we’ve now produced a new British Standard: BS 8683:2021 Process for designing and implementing Biodiversity Net Gain. Specification.

This document translates established BNG principles into a consistent and structured specification for designing and implementing BNG.

We’re running a free webinar on 8 June to launch the standard. It’s for anyone involved in development projects and land management activities with an interest in promoting biodiversity.

The webinar will:

  • Introduce the standard in the context of BNG thinking in the UK
  • Explain how the standard should be used
  • Explain how the standard relates to government requirements
  • Give participants the chance to put their questions to the standard’s authors
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a unique understanding of this important new standard.

Participants will hear from:

Lesley Wilson - Lead Standards Development Manager, British Standards Institution (BSI)
Julia Baker - Biodiversity Technical Specialist, Balfour Beatty
Gemma Jerome - Director, Building with Nature Ltd. and Fellow Landscape Institute, Landscape Institute
Nick White - Principal Advisor - Net Gain, Natural England
Jo Treweek - Managing Director, Treweek Environmental Consultants

Take your first step with BS 8683 by booking your free place at the launch webinar now.



Ask the CEO

Submit Question

If you've got any questions about the IED or our membership process then we'd be more than happy to hear from you. Simply click on the 'submit question' button, fill in the contact form and we'll get back to you with a response as soon as possible.