The Government today (7 June 2022) launched a consultation to gather views on a sustainable approach to marine development that will help meet the UK’s ambitious target to reach net zero while supporting the recovery of our ocean.
Marine net gain (MNG) aims to improve the state of the marine environment by protecting, restoring or creating environmental features of greater ecological value than any losses associated with marine infrastructure projects.
This will be increasingly important as we accelerate offshore wind deployment in our efforts to build a clean, secure and affordable domestic energy supply.
Marine net gain would protect valuable marine species and habitats, for example through planting seagrass which stores and absorbs carbon, or removing plastics and other litter from our oceans.
Contribute to the consultation here before 30 August 2022