Moving forward after COP15Event date: March 02, 2023
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A lunchtime guide to saving the planet
Following a long, sometimes rather fractious, meeting in December last year, the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework was signed and 196 countries agreed to adopt a historic package of measures to protect nature. Less newsworthy than climate, the summit itself flew under the radar of most news outlets, but the agreement reached contains transformational goals and stretching targets. This isn’t business as usual with a bit more money for conservation – this is a rethink of how we live. Key targets include protecting 30% of land and sea for nature, halting the loss of nature-rich habitats, halving the damage from nutrient pollution and reversing subsidies that damage nature. So how on earth do we do all of this in the next seven years? Join Nature Positive Director Stephanie Wray to find out what you, your business and your government need to do next.
Stephanie Wray is a Director of the RSK Group and the founder of Nature Positive, a boutique consultancy assessing corporate biodiversity risks and dependencies. She is an ecologist and biodiversity expert with more than 25 years of experience in the assessment of the impacts of major infrastructure projects and organisations on biodiversity. She has worked in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Before joining the RSK group, Stephanie was Global Environment Director for Hyder Consulting, now Arcadis. She has held a number of non-executive, interim management and consulting roles at organisations including Atkins, National Grid, Highways Agency and ERM. A past president of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), Stephanie is chair of CIEEM’s Strategic Policy Panel that coordinates the institute’s policy activities throughout the UK and Ireland and is regularly called on to provide advice to ministers, select committees and government departments and agencies.