Event Summary

In January 2023, the Government published the UK’s Environmental Improvement Plan 2023 (EIP 23) – the first revision to the 25-Year Environment Plan aiming to stop decline in nature and reverse it.

Together with the Environmental Act, the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, Green Finance Strategy, revised national air quality strategy and the new Plan for Water, the EIP presents opportunities for central and local government, farmers, land managers, water companies, planners, developers, businesses and investors to work together to halt harmful effects of agricultural management, climate change, urbanisation, air, water and soil pollution and invasion of non-native species.

With an update to the Green Finance Strategy in March 2023, and its key objective of harnessing private investment to deliver net zero, build climate resilience and support nature’s recovery, and 10% biodiversity net gain (BNG) mandatory for all from November 2023, gain insight into how to access new investment opportunities and funding to deliver the EIP goals.

Additionally, learn from best practice examples for collaborative and resilient action promoting sustainability and working to deliver a biodiverse future.

Key Points

  • Hear an update on the EIP 23, Green Finance Strategy and Net Zero
  • Find out how to scale up private investment in nature recovery
  • Hear from one of the six pioneering Local Planning Authorities who trialled their own biodiversity net gain programme and prepare for the 10% BNG coming into force in November
  • Discuss the proposed farming and land management mechanisms intended to pay farmers and land managers to deliver for nature
  • Understand the importance of collaborative working and developing effective partnerships with key partners
  • Poor air quality has been identified as the greatest environmental threat to human health, it also has a significant negative impact on our ecosystems and biodiversity, hear about innovative ways to reduce air pollution and tackle emissions of PM2.5
  • Address wastewater pollution and ways to improve water companies’ environmental performance
  • Learn how to tackle and reduce water pollution from new housing developments and infrastructure
  • Discover how to improve use of your resources and reduce waste

Venue details

In-person: This conference will take place at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Bastwick Street, London. Attend this full-day in person to network and learn from your peers.


Interested in sponsorship this event? There will be a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. Contact Matt Turton to discuss these options at sponsorship@westminsterinsight.com