AECoW attended a Biodiversity Crisis meeting recently in the run up to COP15 in China in October, hosted by the Scottish Government & NatureScot.

We raised the issue regarding the lack of robust, open and transparent compliance monitoring, coupled with limited / ineffective feedback mechanisms (which should respond to monitoring findings). We believe that this combination encourages poor environmental compliance and significantly contributes to the Biodiversity Crisis. We are highlighting the effectiveness of h&S compliance monitoring requirements under CDM Regs, as a comparison to aim for.

We are taking this issue to Westminster through the Environment Bill consultation, to highlight the issue of unnecessary, and non-compliant construction impacts.