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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. 

This study by researchers at Plymouth University and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, looked beyond the immediate benefit of beach cleaning on the local environment and examined the well-being, educational value and behavioural intentions of participants, compared with other coastal activities such as rock pooling or walking.  It found that the environment was perceived as less restorative when engaging in a beach clean but that the activity was more meaningful than the others. 

The Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK Committee on Climate Change has produced an Evidence Report on the risks and opportunities to the UK from climate change, to inform the second (five-yearly) Climate Change Risk Assessment, to be presented to Parliament in 2017.

The report highlights the top six areas of inter-related climate change risks for the UK:

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.

Learning from the UK’s Biosphere Reserves

By Editor on 15th June 2016
Found in: Events
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. 

The seminar will include sessions on:

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:15

University of Leeds

Mark Reed, professor of socio-technical innovation at Newcastle University and Lindsay Stringer, professor in environment and development at the University of Leeds, will be presenting the latest seminar in the Sustainability Seminar series, hosted by the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. 

The Urban Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committee (FWAC) Network, established by the Forestry Commission, has produced a vision for the urban forest in England.  This is that the urban forest will be considered as critical infrastructure for urban areas, on a par with utility, transport and the built environment; be viewed and managed as a whole and not considered as separate trees; and will inspire collaboration and creativity to ensure that the urban forest thrives and expands in a world of increasingly complex institutional, ownership, stakeholder and financial arrangements. 

Climate change and nature in Scotland

By Editor on 20th April 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

Scottish Natural Heritage has updated its 2012 action plan for 2016.  This revised plan is primarily for those involved in preparing and taking forward strategies and plans related to tackling climate change – local authorities, land managers, engineers and policy makers. 

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. 

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