As part of UKGBC’s ongoing project on Biodiversity Net Gain, these infographics examine the intrinsic value of nature while demonstrating the impact of the built environment as an industry on the UK’s biodiversity. They also map the links between biodiversity and other socio-economic priorities to tell a broader story about how we should view nature as a foundational element of our economy and society.

The infographics also explain the differences between BNG, which focuses primarily on habitats, and other key concepts like Environmental Net Gain (ENG), which focuses on systems and outcomes, and the Environmental Impact Assessments.

Understanding these concepts and their relative importance for different areas of design and construction in the built environment will enable and encourage businesses to – independently of Government action or legislation – implement solutions that enrich the natural world in early design and strategy stages.

Who are these infographics for?

Built environment practitioners designing, building or developing projects

who want to skill up ahead of the Biodiversity Net Gain legislation in November 2023.

Built environment and policy professionals

who are looking to understand the overlap between BNG, ENG and EIA from a policy perspective.

Download the Infographics here

There are two infographics to download, both in a pdf format.

Biodiversity Net Gain: The basics and the big picture

This infographic gives the context of why BNG is important and how to implement it on projects.
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Comparing BNG, ENG and EIA

A concise infographic that outlines the differences between three key nature policies.
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Nature Programme Partners

With thanks to our programme partners who make our work on nature possible.

Biodiversity and Environmental Net Gain Project Partners

Our work on Biodiversity Net Gain and Environmental Gain is generously supported by the following organisations.