The world is facing a biodiversity crisis, but farmers can - and many want to - help.
New UK legislation is set to open a new market and income opportunity for farmers and landowners through the delivery of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). When the Environment Bill passes through parliament later this year, it will require all developments to demonstrate a BNG of 10%. Thousands of hectares of land dedicated to biodiversity will be needed, which could mean a new income stream for farmers. Already, developers, land agents, charities, brokers and local authorities are preparing themselves and even entering agreements. So, how can farmers prepare for this new market opportunity?
To find out more, Jez Fredenburgh is joined by Teresa Dent, chief exec of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, which has been working on biodiversity agreements with farmer clusters, and David Hill, founder of Environment Bank, a UK company which is at the forefront of biodiversity accounting and offsetting agreements.
Find out more about Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust: https://www.gwct.org.uk/
Find out more about Environment Bank: https://www.environmentbank.com/
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