How is the waste industry helping restore UK’s biodiversity?
The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries on Earth and, according to the latest UK State of Nature 2023 report, nearly one in six species is threatened with extinction, and the UK’s Biodiversity Intactness Index (BII) is the lowest amongst the G7 countries at only 42%, well below the 90% level necessary to maintain healthy functioning ecosystems.
The waste and resources sector has a pivotal role to play in tackling what is recognised as the sixth mass extinction and is already making progress of delivering positive change. Join us for this insightful 60-minute webinar where our panellists will explore:
- Exactly what is biodiversity and why is safeguarding it crucial for the waste and resources sector and society.
- The role of organisations and the circular economy in protecting, restoring, and enhancing biodiversity.
- Examples of best practice within and beyond the waste and resources sector, highlighting organisations that are leading the way in protecting, restoring and enhancing biodiversity.
- How to measure biodiversity and the tools available?
- Sarah Ottaway, Sustainability and Social Value Lead, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (Chair)
- Krista Patrick, Principal Consultant for Nature Recovery Network – PAS, Local Government Association
- Julia Baker, Technical Director for Nature Services, Mott MacDonald
- Tom Butterworth, Head of Ecology, Director, WSP
- Leigh Broadhurst, Environment and Sustainable Development Lead, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and Chair of the Environmental Services Association Biodiversity Working Group
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