Designing Biodiversity No Net Loss and Net Gain Projects

Summary

This course focuses on designing biodiversity ‘no net loss’ and ‘net gain’ (NNL/NG) projects. It is for individuals wishing to develop or enhance skills in NNL/NG and offsetting, and is based on international and UK guidelines and standards.

Description

TEST This course focuses on designing biodiversity ‘no net loss’ and ‘net gain’ (NNL/NG) projects. It is for individuals wishing to develop or enhance skills in NNL/NG and offsetting, and is based on international and UK guidelines and standards. Through presentations, case studies and practical exercises, the course involves:

  • Collecting and scrutinising all relevant information to design NNL/NG projects and offsets
  • Using biodiversity units to assess how much habitat is to be created or enhanced to achieve NNL/NG, and to monitor progress towards these objectives
  • In combination with biodiversity units, using ecological impact assessments to design the compensatory habitat and ecological functions to be created, and wildlife to use them
  • Incorporating good practice principles into NNL/NG designs, especially ‘additionality’ and ‘in perpetuity’
  • Designing for the technical conditions necessary for delivering gains from biodiversity offsetting
  • Planning for engagement and collaboration between industry, government, academia, the NGO sector and local interest groups

From presentations on the learning from international and UK-based offsets, delegates will be supported to develop their own ‘design checklist’ that is tailored to their individual needs and provides a practical tool for their work. The final session regards budgeting of and programming for NNL/NG and offset implementation.

The training will run from 10am – 4pm.

Please Note: there is overlap between this course and CIEEM’s training course on Biodiversity Units. This course provides in-depth training on designing ‘no net loss’ and ‘net gain’ biodiversity projects, including biodiversity offsets. Whereas the course on biodiversity units focuses on undertaking biodiversity unit calculations for both development sites and offsets, while providing an overview of using biodiversity units in combination with ecological impact assessments to design ‘no net loss’ and ‘net gain’ projects. Please contact CIEEM for advice or if you wish the discuss the courses further.

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at:

  • individuals with no previous experience in or knowledge of ‘no net loss’ or ‘net gain’ projects or biodiversity offsetting
  • individuals with some experience in no net loss and net gain, and biodiversity offsetting, who wish to develop their skills and gain further knowledge

Delegates will typically include:

Ecological consultants who design or are involved with ‘no net loss’ and ‘net gain ‘ projects and/or biodiversity offsets; EIA practitioners, sustainability and environmental managers working on ‘no net loss’ and ‘net gain ‘ projects and/or biodiversity offsets; Local authority ecologists and planners reviewing proposals for, or working on, ‘no net loss’ and ‘net gain’ projects and/or biodiversity offsets; Conservation officers and individuals developing proposals for, or involved with, ‘no net loss’ and ‘net gain ‘ projects and/or biodiversity offsets
Students and researchers undertaking studies or research on biodiversity offsetting and ‘no net loss’ / ‘net gain’

Knowledge Level

Beginner – Intermediate

Learning Outcomes

  • Design ‘no net loss’ and ‘net gain’ projects using a combination of biodiversity units and ecological impact assessments
  • Use good practice principles for appropriate use of biodiversity offsetting that generates gains for biodiversity
  • Undertake stakeholder engagement for ‘net gain / no net loss’ in accordance with international guidelines
  • Use their own ‘no net loss / net gain’ design checklist developed during this course to help their work

Refreshments

Refreshments are provided throughout the day. Lunch is not provided

How to Apply

For more information or to book your place:

 

  • Visit our website
  • Call: 01962 868626
  • Email: enquiries@cieem.net

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

15th November 2017 at 10:00am

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £110 | Non-Member: £180

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sectors:

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Policy & Legislation, Research, Sustainability

Location:

London, United Kingdom

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