Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum seminar Next steps for natural environment policy in England

Thursday, 27th April 2017

Venue: Central London

Full details on the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum website here

In the context of the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU, delegates at this seminar will have an opportunity to assess the next steps for biodiversity, wildlife conservation and natural capital, including priorities for wider natural environment policy.

Sessions are expected to examine 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.

The seminar includes 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 Liz Newton, Director, Strategy Development, Natural England.