Land and Nature

Protecting and restoring land and sea for the benefit of people and wildlife.

The goal of this principle is to ensure a positive contribution to local biodiversity, to enhance ‘ecosystem services’ such as providing clean water and clean air and to engage people in recognising the value of nature including its value to human health.

Outcomes
Outcomes we can adopt include
Valuable habitats for wildlife are protected
Expanding forests absorb more carbon dioxide
People are able enjoy nature and improve their mental health
Actions
Actions we can take include
Creating wildlife corridors through cities
Planting trees to reduce risk of flooding
Building on previously developed land such as old industrial sites rather than on green fields
Indicators
Indicators we might track include
Number of species recorded in an area
Percentage of new homes built on previously developed land
Percentage of trees planted which are native
Story
Cundall beehive
Cundall, an international multi-disciplinary engineering firm and One Planet Company, installed a beehive containing 25,000 bees on the roof of its central London offices. The site is away from human traffic and there is no problem with bees coming close to clients or staff. Pollinating plants which appeal to bees were planted including buddleia, honeysuckle, thyme, rosemary and English lavender. When the honey is ready it is collected in jars and sold to staff onsite, keeping them informed and engaged in the initiative.

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Goals and guidance for:

Cities
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Communities
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Companies
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Schools
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