Biodiversity: Its role in sustainability and tackling climate change – 12/7/18

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Date of presentations

12 July 2018

Speakers

Tom Hayek (Meres and Mosses Business Environment Network, Chair)
Adrian Pickles (Field Studies Council)
Charlie Bell (Field Studies Council)
Charlie Corbishley (Environment Agency)
Malcolm Ausden (RSPB)
Lydia Allen (National Youth Agency)
Maggie Fennell (Boningale GreenSky)

Purpose of the presentations

Sustainability West Midlands and Fit for the Future Network partnered together on an event to explore the importance of biodiversity in sustainability and tackling climate change. We shared case studies of practical projects, introduced the 25 Year Environment Plan and had a wonderful tour of the Field Studies Council’s successful biodiversity schemes. This event allowed delegates to:

–         Understand how biodiversity projects can support organisations to become more environmentally sustainable

–         Hear examples from organisations already delivering practical projects

–         Look at a project first hand and take lessons learnt back to their own context

–         Network with a range of peers tackling similar issues

–         Ask lots of questions!

Feedback

“Very wide range of attendees – great to see good gender balance and many younger people too.”

“The knowledge that many groups & organisations exist with a drive to improve biodiversity in these challenging times.”

Links and Contact Information

For more information contact enquiries@swm.org.uk or call 0121 237 5890.

Downloads

Field Studies Council – BioLinks
Meres and Mosses Business Environment Network – business networks
Environment Agency – 25 Year Environment Plan
RSPB – Natural Capital
National Youth Agency – using digital in biodiversity projects
Boningale GreenSky – green roofs and biodiversity

Photos

Tom Hayek – Chairing
Field Studies Council site tour
Field Studies council’s carbon commitments
Field Studies Council site tour
Field Studies Council site tour
Field Studies Council site tour
Field Studies Council site tour
Field Studies Council site tour
Field Studies Council site tour
Field Studies Council site tour
Field Studies Council presenting
Tom Hayek handing over to Environment Agency’s Charlie Corbishley
RSPB’s Malcolm Ausden presenting
Lydia Allen from National Youth Agency presenting
Maggie Fennell from Boningale GreenSky presenting