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SocEnv Webinars range from topical, subject specific presentations under an umbrella theme, to helpful guidance for gaining CEnv, REnvP or REnvTech registration. Our free, live webinars are available for all to attend and following the live webinar, each recording is made available to watch back.

We ran our topical Biodiversity webinar series in June 2020,in celebration of that year’s theme for World Environment Day.

During the series we heard expert talks on the following talks:

  • Biodiversity Net Gain: Good Practice Principles For Development
  • Biodiversity In Practice: What Environmental Professionals Are Doing to Enhance their Environment
  • Engaging the Public on Biodiversity – Behaviour Change & Community Empowerment

Watch back for free now via the playlist below – or play the individual webinars by scrolling down this page.

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Part One // Biodiversity Net Gain: Good Practice Principles for Development

Biodiversity Net Gain has been defined as 'an approach to development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before'. Its importance is only growing given that Biodiversity Net Gain is proposed as mandatory under the UK's new Environment Bill.

As Principal Co-ordinating Author of the 'Biodiversity Net Gain: Good practice principles for development' guidance document (developed collaboratively by CIEEM, IEMA and CIRIA), in this webinar Julia outlined the key principles in good practice for achieving Biodiversity Net Gain.

Expert speakers:
Julia Baker CEnv, Biodiversity Technical Specialist at Balfour Beatty

Part Two // Biodiversity In Practice

Get inspired on what you can do to improve biodiversity in your area. Hear three organisations explain what actions they have taken to enhance biodiversity, followed by panel discussion.

Expert speakers:
Chris Gerrard CEnv, Catchment and Biodiversity Manager, Anglian Water
Tom Gray CEnv, Senior Ecological Consultant, Arup
Kristina Arsenievich, Senior Sustainability Manager, Canary Wharf Group
Q&A chaired by Jason Reeves CEnv, Head of Policy & Communications, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

Part Three // Engaging the Public on Biodiversity

How can we drive awareness and action for nature and biodiversity?

Gain insight into Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's approach to public engagement, which focuses on behaviour change and community empowerment and overcoming issues such as ecophobia and eco-anxiety; going beyond the traditional educational approach of the environmental sector.

Expert speaker:
Becky Fisher of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust