Environmental Audit Committee publishes report into Biodiversity Offsetting


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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.