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What if… nature-based solutions provide the answer to both the climate and ecological crises?

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The scientific consensus is clear – we are facing both a climate emergency and associated ecological crisis, which the UK is trying to tackle through a number of approaches, including the 25-year Environment Plan. As a global solutions provider, Jacobs is constantly looking for approaches which provide multiple benefits and maximise the sustainability and environmental value for its clients and stakeholders.

In this Sustainability Delivery Group Expert Talk, Penny Borton, Principal Sustainability Consultant at Jacobs, will explore the role natural capital approaches and nature-based solutions can play in meeting net zero carbon targets. The session will be informed by ongoing work with the Environment Agency in the North West region, which seeks to prioritise opportunities for carbon insetting and offsetting. Wider environmental and societal benefits will be explored, with consideration of barriers, such as trade-offs, and solutions to overcome them.

Lead presenter:

Penny Borton, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Jacobs

Penny is a Chartered Environmentalist, an award-winning natural capital practitioner, and an interdisciplinary member of Jacobs’ Water and Environment team. She is a technical specialist in the field of natural capital and leads the company’s UK Natural Capital strategy. Penny is currently the technical lead on several natural capital projects for Transport Scotland and the Environment Agency. Alongside strong project delivery, she is a thought leader across the discipline, most recently providing editorial to The Environment magazine and showcasing pioneering social capital work at Flood and Coast 2019.

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