HM Government's 25 Year Environment Plan highlights the opportunity to expand the net gain approaches used for biodiversity to include wider natural capital benefits. The Eco-metric Approach being developed for measuring gains and losses in natural capital services and functions for people and places resulting from habitat change. This work is being led by Natural England. Biodiversity net gain is a pre-requisite of applying the approach. The approach recognises that healthy, diverse and resilient ecosystems are essential to underpin the delivery of a wide range of services and long term natural capital benefits for people and places, such as flood protection, recreation and improved water and air quality.