Nature and Human Well-being - scoring Common Goals

Event Date: 
2 May 2018 -
09:00 to 17:30
Member Events


‘Nature and Human Wellbeing - Scoring Common Goals’
09.00 – 17.00 2nd May 2018
A meeting of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s National Committee UK, hosted by IUCN Member, the Margaret Pyke Trust, and their supporter, Stephenson Harwood, 1 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7SH
(nearest Underground stations are Moorgate or Liverpool Street)
A celebratory event to mark the 70th anniversary of IUCN and the 21st birthday of its National Committee in the UK, gathering people interested in the work of IUCN together to learn more about how some of IUCN’s UK Members contribute to the delivery of the people-centred Sustainable Development Goals; CBD Aichi Targets; Resolutions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress and its Hawai’i Commitments; the IUCN Programme and the work of IUCN Commissions; European regional and UK national plans and strategies. 
Registration booking online HERE 
09.00: Delegates arrive for welcome tea and coffee, and registration
09.15: Welcome(s), purpose of the meeting, introductions, housekeeping etc.
Stuart Brooks, Chair IUCN National Committee UK 
09.20: Westminster keynote tbc
09.35:                 By way of context: Emily Auckland, Network Director and Co-Chair, UK Stakeholders for 
                            Sustainable Development
09.50                  Questions
Session 1 Nature, Health and Wellbeing                                                                                                   
10.00: Reproductive health and rights in conservation policy and programmes
David Johnson, Director, Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustainability Network
10.20: presentation title awaited       
 Ann Finlayson, Executive Chair, Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd)
10.40: Delivering Nature and Wellbeing with Prisoners, Pupils and Permaculture
Joannah Metcalfe, Founder, Greener Growth
11.00: Panel session Q&A
11.15: Coffee break & networking
Session 2 Linking Spirituality, Religion, Culture and Conservation
11.45: Spirituality and Conservation 
Liza Zogib, Director, DiversEarth and Co-Chair, IUCN CEESP Specialist Group on Religion,         
Spirituality, Environmental Conservation and Climate Justice
12.05: Mobilising Churches and Christians to care for the natural environment:
A Rocha UK's experience and lessons
 Andy Atkins, Chief Executive, A Rocha UK
12.25: Linking Religion and Conservation - our duty of care, in prayer & practice
 Rianne C ten Veen, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences
12.45: Panel session Q&A 
13.00-14.15: Event group photo, hot buffet lunch & networking
13.45-14.15: IUCN National Committee UK Annual General Meeting
Session 3 Urban dimensions and livelihoods
14.15:  IUCN CEC & WCPA #NatureForAll initiative
Sarah Thomas, Head of Discovery and Learning, Zoological Society of London
14.35: How listening to communities can help save our oceans
Vik Mohan, Medical Director, Blue Ventures
14.55: London National Park City
Judy Ling Wong, London National Park City and Black Environment Network
15.15: Panel session Q&A
15.30: Coffee break & networking
Session 4 What’s the score? How are we doing as we head towards 2020, the end of the UN Decade on Biodiversity and reporting on the current SDGs?
What more can be done?
16.00: Emily Connors, Economic Advisor, Natural Capital Branch, Well-being, Inequality, 
Sustainability and Environment Division, Office for National Statistics
16.20: Conclusion and thanks
16.30: Drinks, canapes and networking opportunity with IUCN 70th birthday cake
17.30:                 Close