Society and the economy depend on natural capital assets and services – including the water we drink, the air we breathe and the food we eat to function.
The government has committed to embedding environmental net gain in infrastructure in its 25-year environment plan. As such Infrastructure developers now need to consider the impact of infrastructure developments on natural capital assets and take the opportunities to contribute to the environment and biodiversity as part of the development.
Delivering environmental net gain means taking steps to mitigate the high potential impact of many major infrastructure projects on the environment.
Using our specialist ecology, arboriculture and land management expertise, EMEC help Infrastructure developers to put plans in place to ensure that National Infrastructure developments are built in a sustainable manner and leaves the environment in measurably better state than first found.