Environmental Audit Committee publishes report into Biodiversity Offsetting


The Report on Biodiversity Offsetting was published as the Environmental Audit Committee’s Sixth Report of Session 2013–14, on 12 November 2013.

Biodiversity offsetting provides a process where damage to habitats arising from a development can be compensated for by providing replacement habitats elsewhere. The Government set out proposals for biodiversity offsetting in a Green Paper in September 2013, including a prospective metric for calculating biodiversity gains and losses.

The full report and the government’s response can be found on the Committee’s website.