Briefing Paper on Environmental Net Gain (April 2021)

This is CIEEM’s briefing paper on Environmental Net Gain (ENG). It aims to provide a practical definition of the term and provide the legislative, policy and strategic context within which ENG can be delivered. It also aims to highlight how CIEEM members can apply these concepts, during development (which includes retrofitting and redevelopment), in land management and when formulating strategies. By taking a holistic approach, significant gains in environmental benefits can be achieved.

This briefing paper was drafted by Martina Girvan, with input from Stephanie Wray, Rory Canavan, Bob Edmonds, Tanya Ferry, Joseph Franklin, Rob Harrison, Sally Hayns, David Hill, Jason Reeves, Peter Shepherd, Claire Wansbury and Zoe Webb.