Event 272

Planet Assembly 7: Biodiversity – What Must Change?

A Thought Laboratory

 – The Hive

Bring your best ideas to this solutions-focused workshop session. Facilitated by sustainability entrepreneur Andy Middleton, Chief Exploration Officer at the TYF Group, and joined by Anna Swaithes, Head of Sustainability, Crown Estate , we’ll look at the key issue of biodiversity. We’ll discuss the scale of the issue and a range of solutions, how to action them, how they might impact on their lives and how to manage the change.

Biodiversity is the collective term for the full variety of life on Earth. We’ve lost 69% of wildlife over the past 50 years, and at last we’re realising the consequences. The COP15 summit in Montreal last December was a remarkable and unexpected success but most businesses have little knowledge of nature risks and no plan to restore biodiversity. How can we mobilise joined up, local-to-global action by business, society and governments on biodiversity, at a speed and scale fast enough to matter?

This workshop is part of our Hay Festival Planet Assembly, a daily, inclusive conversation over ten days involving lay people, scientists, commentators and experts. We want to empower everyone to be accelerators and multipliers for the dramatic policy transformations that are needed immediately to tackle the acute climate and biodiversity emergencies.

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