Getting our (native) ducks in a row

April 12, 2022

Missed the webinar? Watch again below.

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Thursday 5 May 12:30–1:15

What needs to happen for BNG to be a success?

Since the Environment Act was passed in November 2021, the juggernaut that is biodiversity net gain (BNG) is very much picking up speed. However, while it is now very clear that BNG will happen, it is much less clear how it will be implemented, how the biodiversity offsetting market will operate and who will make sure that BNG achieves its goals (i.e., a clear reversal in biodiversity loss across England). In its recent consultation on BNG, which RSK Wilding has now formally responded to, Defra very helpfully set out some of the key issues involved with the process and its thinking on how these might be addressed in order to ensure success.

In this talk, Rich Prew and Mark Lang will summarise the key issues that arose from the consultation and what we in RSK Wilding think is required to resolve them. These will include

  • the resourcing shortfall in local planning authorities (which will be required to administer the process)
  • glitches and inconsistencies with the Defra Biodiversity Metric
  • the issue of ‘stacking’ of natural capital benefits
  • how species can be incorporated into what is currently a habitat-centric process
  • the clear need to ensure that the market in biodiversity credits is properly regulated and that only accredited practitioners can operate.

Rich and Mark will use examples from their own experience to illustrate where they currently have concerns and where lessons learned might help with the evolution of the BNG process. Finally, they will gaze into the crystal ball and set out how they see BNG evolving over the next two to five years. Will the process be working smoothly? Will there be enough habitat banks and offsetting sites to address the demand for biodiversity credits, both from developers and from corporations? Will rewilding have been so successful that the English will have regressed to become a nation of hunter-gatherers?

📢 RSK Group is delighted to announce that we are one of the sponsors of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s conference and charity dinner.

🤝 The Conference is an opportunity to gain insight into the heat pump installation industry, through a series of coordinated expert panel sessions, presentations, and networking opportunities.

💚 Geocore Site Investigations Ltd, Ground Heat, ZED and Carbon Zero Consulting will be attending this event.

We can’t wait to see you there!

📅 30th September 2022
📍 The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Skipton

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📢 RSK Tanzania is proud to host NICOLA – CONNECT, organized by the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Africa.

🤝 NICOLA – CONNECT provides a platform for social and technical interaction between members of NICOLA, and professionals interested in Contaminated Land or associated fields, in a casual setting.

📅 5th October 2022
📍 Golden Tulip Hotel, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Kindly RSVP to hkimario@ ASAP to reserve your seat.
To call for enquiries, contact: +255 719 697 323

We look forward to seeing you there!

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🤝 Society is moving towards a more equitable and sustainable world.

🏙️ Our cities sit at the centre of this modern world: they grow and change as we do.

🤔 As we face unprecedented challenges today, how will our cities evolve to serve our needs in the future?

📌 RSK’s Cities of Tomorrow series explores the sustainable solutions available to us to create resilient and future-proof urban centres.

Stay tuned to find out more!

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🚗 As we return to offices, how we commute to work will play an important role in our ambitions to achieve net zero targets.

🤝 Businesses play a crucial part in facilitating action towards these goals.

🚆 In this edition of our series Climate Realities, Ian Wickett, Senior Associate Director at RSK Transport Planning, tells us why everyday changes, supported by business, are of vital importance.

Read more in our bio!

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📢 We are attending Wind Energy Hamburg 2022, the world’s leading wind industry gathering!

📌Get in touch if you’d like to discuss renewable energy solutions with our team of experts:

✔Mike Kelly, Renewable Energy Business Development Director
✔Michael Kerr, Regional Business Development Director
✔Peter Gettinby, Land Director
✔Sam Cranston, Director, Energy Infrastructure
✔Joe Farnell, Technical Sales Manager
✔Rob Baker, Technical Manager

Let’s decarbonise energy together 💚

We can’t wait to see you there!

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