Environmental Net Gain

Environmental Net Gain of an area of land arises from a number of factors:

This means that converting monoculture agricultural land into dwellings planned according to the principle of Greener Growth (as practised in Pennsylvania, USA, in which houses are put close together alongside wildlife land) could exhibit Environmental Net Gain if

Notice how while (a) concerns the land itself, (b) and (c) make reference to surrounding lands too, and the contribution this land will make to the biodiversity of the area as a whole.

Andrew Basden, Klaus Armstrong-Braun, 23 January 2005.

Copyright (c) Andrew Basden 2004.

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