The RICS review a Westminster seminar
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recently reviewed a Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar “The future for biodiversity and natural capital in the UK”, including how Environment Bank are a key player in the emerging biodiversity accounting/compensation system.
An important key message from the seminar was reported by the RICS in their news post - ‘we need clear policy requirements and mandatory approaches reflected in the planning system if it [biodiversity accounting & compensation] is to work. High clear standards and regional approaches are also required. A clear policy of “net gain” is required.’
The full article can be found here - http://www.rics.org/uk/news/news-insight/news/biodiversity-natural-capital-and-ecosystem-services/