Biodiversity and species protection – net gain, governance and local approaches

Central London
Thursday 21 November 2019, 09:00
Thursday 21 November 2019, 13:00

This conference will discuss the next steps for promoting and protecting biodiversity across England – with discussion expected on the impact of potential changes emerging from the Agriculture and Environment bills including the introduction of public goods and the evolving regulatory system.

The agenda

Keynote contribution:

  • Recovering nature and protecting biodiversity – with Tony Juniper, Chair, Natural England.

Further sessions on:

  • Strategic priorities for UK biodiversity and species protection: monitoring, planning and resource allocation – with a panel of speakers including Professor Selena Gray, Chair, West of England Nature Partnership and Capacity Lead, CLAHRC West;
  • Environmental governance post-Brexit – enforcement, collaboration and opportunities – with Begonia Filgueira, Legal Director, Foot Anstey and Co-Chair, Brexit Task Force, United Kingdom Environmental Law Association;
  • Biodiversity and species protection – the policy landscape;
  • Emerging regulatory priorities for environmental protection;
  • Developing an agricultural system that supports and promotes biodiversity – public goods, soil quality and sustainability;
  • Driving investment in conservation and identifying key projects;  and
  • Case study – ensuring biodiversity net gain in new developments and integrating with infrastructure projects.


Please visit the Westminster Forum Projects website to book.

Central London

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