ENDS: Environmental Data Services

Next steps for natural environment policy in England

Organised by
Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum
Central London
£210 plus VAT
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This morning event is CPD certified

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

This seminar will provide an opportunity to assess the next steps for biodiversity, wildlife conservation and natural capital, including priorities for natural environment policy following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU.

Delegates will evaluate 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 Member, Natural Capital Committee 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); 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’