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2014 Spring Conference

Biodiversity Offsetting: From Theory to Practice

Date: 18 March 2014

Venue: Birmingham

Speakers Abstracts and Biographies

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Conference presentations

Introduction
John Box CEcol CEnv FCIEEM (CIEEM President and Atkins)

Biodiversity Offsetting: a Trojan Horse for Biodiversity Conservation?
Miles King MCIEEM (Footprint Ecology)

Why the Government is Interested in Biodiversity Offsetting?

Will Armitage (Defra)

An NGO Perspective: The Wildlife Trusts and Biodiversity Offsetting
Stephen Trotter CEnv MCIEEM (The Wildlife Trusts)

A Developers Perspective: Linden Homes and Biodiversity Offsetting
Graham Hutton (Linden Homes)

Delivering Biodiversity Offsetting Using an Independent Broker
Tom Tew MCIEEM (The Environment Bank)

Biodiversity Offsetting Outside the UK: an Overview
Jo Treweek CEcol CEnv MCIEEM (Treweek Environmental Consultants)

Promises and Pitfalls: A Case Study of Biodiversity Offsetting in Queensland, Australia
Nikki O’Donnell (AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Australia)

Offsets and Biodiversity Conservation in France: Limits and Perspectives
Baptiste Regnery, (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle)

The Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Pilot: Biodiversity Offsetting as a Misnomer?
David Lowe (Warwickshire County Council) and Louise Martland (The Environment Bank)

Offsetting for Species in the Somerset Pilot
Michelle Osbourn (Somerset Wildlife Trust)

A Partnership Approach in the Humberhead Levels Nature Improvement Area
Tim Graham MCIEEM (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)

Lessons Learnt From Biodiversity Offsetting for a Large Infrastructure Project in Scotland
Peter Gilchrist CEnv MCIEEM (Jacobs UK)

Thameslink Programme: Delivering Network Rail’s First Net Positive Biodiversity Offsetting Scheme

Julia Baker CEnv MCIEEM (Parsons Brinckerhoff) and Amelia Woodley (Network Rail)

Comparing Losses and Gains in Biodiversity: Lessons Learnt from Initial Work on HS2 Phase One
John Simmons CEnv MCIEEM (URS)