What is good about “nature”: locating value in the nonhuman worldEvent ended: 12 May 2023
There is a long list of things people value about the natural world: diversity, complexity, integrity, naturalness, wildness, native species, and of the sentient and even non-sentient individuals that make up an ecosystem. Often, these values conflict. How are we to proceed?
Can Biodiversity Net Gain help us reach England’s biodiversity goals?Event ended: 09 May 2023
At the end of 2023 new legislation will be enacted making it mandatory for nearly every new development in England to leave nature in a better state than before (so it achieves a mandatory “Biodiversity Net Gain” (BNG)).
The Art of Plant ConservationEvent ended: 05 May 2023
Chris Thorogood is a botanist and artist who has travelled the world in pursuit of plants. In this talk, Chris will take us on some of his hair-raising, global adventures over clifftops, up erupting volcanoes, through typhoons, and out into the very heart of the world’s vast, green wilderness, all for the love of plants.
The search for a healthy environmentEvent ended: 10 March 2023
It has long been recognised that the environments in which we live have an enormous influence on our physical and mental health. Equally, it has become clear to all in recent years that human activities can have profoundly damaging impacts of natural ecosystems and the biodiversity they support.Recording available
Phantom credits: why rainforests offsets are not working.Event ended: 06 March 2023
In January, a joint investigation by the Guardian, Die Zeit and Source Material found that the forest carbon offsets approved by the world’s leading certifier and used by major corporations for climate claims are largely worthless.Recording available
Changes in the Great Plains as indicated by insect ecological responsesEvent ended: 10 February 2023
The biota of the Great Plains of North America face numerous challenges. These include massive habitat conversion to row crop agriculture, loss of large native vertebrates, and altered biogeochemistry.
Nature-based solutions conferenceEvent ended: 18 November 2022
We brought together researchers with practitioners and policymakers from across government and industry to discuss the values, governance, metrics and financing of nature-based solutions to address climate change, biodiversity loss and major socio- economic challenges, locally, regionally and globally.