Event / Jan 5, 2024
As this month marks a milestone for BNG – whereby all developments will have to show how they increase biodiversity by 10% in order to receive planning permission – we will be hosting a panel discussion to deliberate the complexities of balancing development with biodiversity conservation.
Whilst the concept of biodiversity net gain (BNG) has emerged as a promising approach to mitigate the negative impacts of development, it has been met with both enthusiasm and skepticism, raising critical questions about its effectiveness and long-term viability.
Careful consideration of its limitations and potential pitfalls is crucial to ensuring that BNG does not become a mere greenwashing exercise.
Vertical Meadow will be hosting and moderating the event with experts panellists, including:
Peter Massini | Former Head of Green Infrastructure at the GLA
Lydia Morrow | Project Director at Lipton Rogers Developments
Rosie Whicheloe | Biodiversity Net Gain Officer at the London Borough of Sutton
Donald MacIntyre | Founder at Emorsgate Seeds
Neil Harwood | Associate Director (Ecology) at Arup
Alistair Law (moderator) | Founder at Vertical Meadow
WHEN | Tuesday 23 January, 2024 from 17.30 to 19.30
WHERE | 80 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QS [View on map]