|1 year (FY 2024/25)
The term nature positivity, or nature-positive, has developed a lot of traction recently. However, with increased exposure comes an increased risk of misusing the term and opening it up for greenwashing.
This project will create a framework definition on the applicability of this terminology for the built environment specifically, with a set of criteria to be required. Similar to UKGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Framework Definition, this would ensure that projects and companies stick to a high standard when using this terminology. The project will clarify to what degree buildings, project, or companies can be described as nature-positive, and under which circumstances.
This project aims to ensure that the concept of nature positivity translates into the built environment in a meaningful way. It does that by:
- Providing rigour and accountability for nature positivity via a stringent and shared set of criteria for the industry
- Creating a mutual understanding of the principles behind nature positivity and enable the industry to identify and challenge greenwashing
- Developing a clear understanding of the challenges behind the goal of a nature-positive built environment and providing best practice examples