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Glasgow: “COPin or COPit”

About this event

The Habitats Matters campaign has taken us from Bristol to Glasgow. Our journey has shown us that there is increased public engagement in issues associated with biodiversity loss – but there needs to be more. Incorporating natural based solutions into design and biodiversity net gains increases our connection with nature with beneficial impacts on our physical and mental health.

We must inspire the 50% of the population who are disengaged with biodiversity loss and drive key policy changes so that our government can demonstrate how the UK will achieve our collective ambition to save nature.

For this last session we are inviting a multi-generational cross section of society and leaders in the field to outline their one big idea to inspire action for nature.

We will explore:

  • How we inspire the 50% of the population who are disengaged with biodiversity loss
  • The key policy changes needed for the the UK to achieve our collective ambition

Facilitator/ chair:

  • Adam Donnan MIEnvSc CEnv MBA, Chief Executive Officer at Institution of Environmental Sciences

Speakers:

Multigenerational cross section of Society:

  • Zoe, UK Schools Sustainability Network COP26 representative
  • Savita Willmott, CEO, The Natural History Consortium
  • Judy Ling Wong, Honorary President Black Environment Network

Leaders in the field:

  • Mathew Frith – Director, London Wildlife Trust
  • Tom Butterworth, Deputy Head of Ecology and Technical Director for Natural Capital and Biodiversity, WSP
  • Joseph Lewis, Policy Lead at The Institution of Environmental Science

Keynote speaker:

  • Tony Juniper, Chair, Natural England

This webinar forms part of the Habitat Matters series.

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    Zoe (Student) UK schools sustainability network COP26 representative @ Hammersmith Academy

    Year 10 student from Hammersmith Academy, London Sustainable School of the Year 2021 winner for its work on horticulture and a co-founder of our London Schools Eco Network. Zoe acts as a UK Schools Sustainability Network COP26 representative and will be contributing towards COP26 events in November

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    Jessica Tipton Representation @ Global Action Plan

    safeguarding and support for Zoe, Year 10 student from Hammersmith Academy, winner of London Sustainable School of the Year 2021 for its work on horticulture and a co-founder of our London Schools Eco Network. Zoe acts as a UK Schools Sustainability Network COP26 representative.

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    Tony Juniper (CBE) Chair @ Natural England

    Chair of Natural England and a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Former Director of Friends of the Earth, Executive Director with WWF UK, President of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts and environment advisor to HRH the Prince of Wales.

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    Savita Willmott CEO @ The Natural History Consortium

    With 14 year experience as the CEO of The Natural History Consortium, growning the charity’s impact regionally, nationally and internationally. She has a background in science communication, with a large portfolio of volunteer work as a Trustee and committee member for environmental partnerships.

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    Adam Donnan Chief Executive Officer @ Institution of Environmental Sciences

    Chair of the Science Council, Chair the Technical Pathways Programme Board. Past roles include a secondment as Interim CEO of the Society for the Environment, Vice President of the European Network of Environmental Professionals and a non-Executive Director of Change Agents UK.

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    Tom Butterworth Technical Director for Natural Capital and Biodiversity @ WSP

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    Joseph Lewis Policy Lead @ Institution of Environmental Sciences

    Joseph is responsible for delivering policy change for the IES and working to promote the use of the environmental sciences in decision making. He has an MSc in Public Policy from the University in Bristol, where he specialised in environmental policy, as well as a Law Degree from Durham University.

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    Mathew Frith Director of Policy & Research @ Wildlife Trust

    An urban ecologist interested in the relationship between nature and society in towns and cities. He has 30 years’ experience of land management policy and practice in nature conservation, working with various organisations to better understanding of biodiversity conservation in urban areas.

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    Judy Ling Wong Honorary President @ Black Environment Network (BEN)

    Judy is a painter, poet and environmentalist, best known as the Honorary President of Black Environment Network with 27 years as UK Director of BEN, with an international reputation as the pioneer and creator of the field of multi-cultural participation in the built and natural environment.

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    Habitat Matters Moderator @ Habitat Matters

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