A2: Land-use and environmental - pass it on down
Session sponsored by ERM
The climate and nature emergencies are inextricably linked, with onshore wind – if done right – offering solutions to both.
With governments seeking increasing Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) commitments from developers, and a genuine desire to deliver, now is the time to realise the benefits of nature-based solutions for all sides.
This will require appropriate levers and clarity on the differences between biodiversity, carbon and environmental compensation, how enhancement is best demonstrated, what the expectation on industry is and what the industry can expect from both UK and Scottish governments.
In this session we will cover:
- Measuring success - Biodiversity Net Gain and metric development
- Peatland restoration - opportunities for the sector to progress best practices and research in tandem with deployment
- What does biodiversity enhancements, peatland, forestry and woodland management look like in practice?
- Future-proofing repowered sites through design and layout
Chair: Nicholas Wright, Technical Director - Onshore Renewables Biodiversity Lead, ERM
- Keir Harman, Director, Renewables Operations, DNV
- Rebecca Rylott, Landscape Architect & Urban Designer Technical Director, WSP
- Mark Mulqueeney, Ecology Manager, SSE Renewables