Net gain

Closes 10 Feb 2019

Delivering biodiversity outcomes

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20. The provision of compensatory habitats would need to be guided by habitat opportunity maps. At what scale should these maps be developed?

21. What other measures should be considered to identify biodiversity and natural capital priorities?

22. Would mandating net gain through the planning system be enough to stimulate the growth of a market for biodiversity units?

23. What further measures would help to ensure that the market provides:

24. Should there be a minimum duration for the maintenance of created or enhanced habitats?

25. If so, what should the minimum duration be?

26. Would conservation covenants be useful for securing long term benefits from biodiversity net gain or reducing process and legal costs?

27. What safeguards might be needed in the implementation of conservation covenants?