Landscape Institute: “Jellicoe Lecture 2021 - Tackling the Biodiversity Emergency”, 2 November 2021
Discussing the biodiversity emergency and how the landscape sector can respond to redressing the balance
About this event
Until recently the world has treated climate change and the biodiversity collapse as separate issues. However, these two topics are more deeply intertwined than anyone originally thought. They are also inextricably tied to human well-being.
For the last couple of decades, the climate crisis has largely overshadowed the biodiversity crisis, perhaps because its threat seemed more dire.
But the balance may be shifting. Scientists warn that declines in biodiversity can lead to ecosystem collapse, threatening humanity’s food and water supply. This year’s Jellicoe lecture is devoted to discussing the biodiversity emergency and how best the landscape sector can respond to redressing the balance, placing biodiversity at the heart of its work.
Join our keynote speaker and expert panel as they debate and discuss:
- How the landscape profession can lead the built and natural environment sector
- Biodiversity net gain, what it means for landscape design, construction and management.
- What practical steps can individual practitioners take to deliver biodiverse and multifunctional projects.
Key speakers will include:
- Julia Baker, Biodiversity Technical Specialist, Balfour Beatty
- Krista Patrick, Natural Capital Coordinator, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
- Lynda Harris, Principal Landscape Architect, Lynda Harris Paysagiste
- James Heweston-Brown, Managing Director, Wildflower Turf
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