Achieving Net Zero: Natural Resource Management
Friday 5 November

IAT Event Details

Date Friday 5 November
Title Achieving Net Zero: Natural Resource Management
Event Type Online - using Zoom
Time 12:00-13:00
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More details Dr Nicholas White: Biodiversity Metric 3 and its Application for the Minerals Sector

An update on the recently released Biodiversity Metric 3, highlighting some of the key changes made to the metric and some new features of relevance to the minerals sector.

The presentation also covers the application of the metric to phased developments and the role of the metric within current and future planning policy (including the future mandatory requirement for a minimum 10% biodiversity net gain). Dr Nicholas White works across Government (national and local), and with developers, NGOs and academia to advance policy, practice and standards around net gain (biodiversity, natural capital and environmental). The current focus of his work is on biodiversity net gain legislation, the biodiversity metric and biodiversity net gain standards and guidance.

He is also working on the evolving approach to marine net gain. As a non-ecologist he is interested in how biodiversity and the natural environment can contribute towards wider social and economic benefits. He also has a strong interest in green infrastructure, especially in relation to urban areas and its ability to enhance wider (grey) infrastructure resilience.