The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have collaborated for the first time to publish a peer-reviewed workshop report, warning neither climate change or biodiversity loss will be solved unless tackled together.
Natural England has published its approach and methods for defining favourable
conservation status (FCS) in England for both species and habitats. The document also provides guidance on principles, considerations and methods to use.
Six English Local Authorities have adopted a mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain approach prior to the enactment of the Environment Bill. A recent study, published in Conservation Letters, evaluates the impact of planning applications on habitat changes under these requirements over a year.