Partnership Length1 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 

Project benefits for members

Beyond advancing our shared ambitions and supporting the realisation of critical industry targets, members partnering on UKGBC project opportunities will also gain multiple direct benefits including:

Driving meaningful impact

Your organisation will be credited with enabling the project and facilitating progress and positive impact in the built environment. You will take a steering role, helping to shape the project and associated outputs, as well as how those outputs are conveyed to the industry to maximise impact and uptake. You will secure a position on the project Task Group.

Raising your brand profile

Your organisation will receive brand recognition via the inclusion of your organisation’s logo on all project and/or project related outputs and collateral (e.g., reports, videos, presentation slides). You will receive bespoke social media assets to help promote your organisation’s support of the project. You will be given opportunities to present at project output launch and/or related events.

Extending networks

Your organisation will be able to collaborate with other industry leaders. You will have access to a broad network through which to extend your organisation’s reach and build new relationships with clients and suppliers from across the built environment value chain.

Developing your staff

Individuals will gain unique experience and improve their knowledge through Task Group participation and direct knowledge exchange. Individuals will engage with a diverse set of stakeholders from across the industry and collaborate to co-create tangible solutions

Download the Call for Applications and apply here

The Call for Applications outlines the aims of the project, the benefits of partnership and the steps for applying to get involved.

Nature Positive Framework Call for Applications

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This project is also taking applications for Task Group members, learn more and apply here.