Next steps for natural environment policy in England

Event Date: 
27 Apr 2017 -
08:30 to 13:00
Type: 
Other Events

 

Next steps for natural environment policy in England

Thursday, 27th April 2017

Central London

This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Shirley Trundle, Director, Countryside and Nature, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In the context of the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU, delegates at this seminar will have an opportunity to assess the next steps for biodiversity, wildlife conservation and natural capital, including priorities for wider natural environment policy.

Sessions are expected to examine the Government’s progress towards delivering a 25-year Environment Plan and the central role of the Natural Capital Committee in advising and helping to deliver this. Further discussion will cover opportunities and case studies in sustainable land and wildlife management, promoting and managing ecosystem services and creating value from the natural environment through investment and natural capital accounting.

Further sessions are expected to assess the impact of the EU referendum on the future of environmental regulation, investment in environmental conservation schemes, as well as the funding available to charities and research in the sector.

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Shirley Trundle, Director, Countryside and Nature, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Harvey Bradshaw, Executive Director of Environment and Business, Environment Agency; Professor Paul Leinster, Professor of Environmental Assessment, Cranfield University and Liz Newton, Director, Strategy Development, Natural England.

Further confirmed speakers include: Patrick Begg, Rural Enterprises Director, National Trust; Dr Richard Benwell, Head of Government Affairs, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT); Martin Crow, Senior Sustainability Manager, Hanson UK; Dr Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, Town and Country Planning Association; Sasha Leigh, Head of Policy Impact, Natural Environment Research Council; Louise Martland, Programme Manager - National Delivery, The Environment Bank; Dr Diane Mitchell, Chief Environment Adviser, National Farmers’ Union; Ben Williams, Programme Lead, NHS Forest and Green Spaces, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare and a speaker confirmed from the Confederation of Forest Industries (ConFor).