COURSE: Level 2 – Biodiversity Net Gain

An introductory workshop to explore the necessary integration of nature and the built environment.
Climate Resilience webinar


February 28, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


7 Air Street, London, W1B 5AD
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“Biodiversity net gain is an approach which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state than beforehand”. Defra 

Are you ready for the new government mandate on Biodiversity Net Gain in the planning system?

In a compelling and interactive way, we will explore the vital importance of achieving biodiversity net gains in developments as well as identifying barriers and solutions to achieve this. Get fresh insights and examples of best practice, whilst also learning from a network of your peers and hearing about their experiences.

We will focus on:

  • the current state and importance of nature and biodiversity in the UK
  • the barriers and solutions for achieving biodiversity net gains in development
  • best practice case studies and key insights and lessons learned from the experts


  • Laura Homfray – Consultant, Biodiversity, WSP
  • Tom Butterworth – Technical Director for Biodiversity, WSP
  • Mike Waite, Living Landscapes Manager, Surrey Wildlife Trust
  • Robert Winch, Sustainability Officer, UKGBC
  • Julia Clough, Sustainability Learning Officer, UKGBC

Who should attend

This is an introductory course to the subject ideal for practitioners across the built environment who have a basic understanding of sustainability and are keen to learn how nature and biodiversity can be enhanced on development projects.

Why attend

At the end of the session you will have a better understanding of Biodiversity Net Gain and some of the mechanisms for delivery.

CPD: 3 hours

Gold Leaf members can use their complimentary space allocation for this course. There are limited Gold Leaf places available – please send an email to to register your place free of charge.

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