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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00

The UK has experienced repeated severe flooding in recent years, which has raised the profile of Natural Flood Management (NFM) creating a prominent discussion of the benefits of working more closely with natural processes to help reduce flood risk and complement more traditional engineering responses, aiming to manage and reduce flood risk in a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way.

UK Farming and the Environment Post-Brexit

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

Taking place in the context of confidence levels and investment falling among farmers and six months on from the publication of the House of Lords Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report which investigated the implications of Brexit for UK agriculture and food, this forum will provide delegates with a timely opportunity to discuss and debate future priorities for the UK Agriculture sector and ensuring farming communities receive the support they need to thrive in a post-Brexit world.

Future of Farming Support in a Post-CAP Age

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

This one day conference will present the latest thinking on how natural capital accounting is seen, in some quarters at least, as the way forward for effective biodiversity conservation policy and delivery. Speakers will include government advisers, economists, NGOs, local authority representatives and businesses who will each examine the natural capital approach from their perspective and describe its potential to help address the environmental challenges we face. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00 to 12:30

Participatory land use planning is an internationally-recognised approach to making decisions about how land, water and natural resources are managed and used. In this webinar, Peter Phillips and Bill Sheate from Collingwood Environmental Planning will introduce this topic. They will draw on work they have undertaken for The Pentland Hills Regional Park, commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:30

London

This first joint BES Scottish Policy Group and ESCom Scotland event will discuss whether urban greenspace in Scotland is meeting our social, economic and biodiversity needs. Are the provision and management of greenspace on track to contribute to the delivery of our Biodiversity 2020 priority aims?

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00

Cardiff

This seminar, organised by Policy Forum for Wales, is timed to follow the publication of the first State of Natural Resources Report from Natural Resources Wales and comes ahead of the statutory National Natural Resources Policy, due to be published in Spring 2017.  Keynote addresses will be given by Matthew Bell, chief executive, Committee on Climate Change and Mike Evans, head of evidence, knowledge and advice, Natural Resources Wales. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 13:00 to Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 15:30

Pitlochry

Outdoor Recreation Network’s conference will examine how behaviour influences people’s choices in outdoor recreation and active lifestyles. Aimed at practitioners, policy-makers, academics and other stakeholders, delegates will gain insights into models of human behaviour and how to apply behavioural change knowledge to promote outdoor recreation and encourage active lifestyles.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00

London

Ecosystems Knowledge Network’s conference will consider the role of green infrastructure – the networks of natural features that are crucial for climate change adaptation and the health and well-being of city dwellers – and how a more effective case can be made for restoring the natural capital of our cities. 

Learning from the UK’s Biosphere Reserves

By Editor on 15th June 2016
Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar

UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme was initiated in 1972 and some would say it was the grandfather of landscape-scale approaches and was ahead of its time. The UK now has five fully functioning Biosphere Reserves.

Andy Bell, who established the UK's first modern style Biosphere Reserve, will present examples from the Man and the Biosphere Programme in the UK and how the reserves are connecting people and nature at the landscape scale in a wholly integrated way. 

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:00

London

This seminar will examine the role of outdoor environments in supporting physical activity and associated health and wellbeing amongst older people. Outdoor environments have significant potential to promote, support and motivate physical activity, whether recreational or functional. 

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