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CEnv Blog | COP15: reflections and call to action

Prior to taking place earlier this month, the UNDP described the UN Biodiversity summit as “the most significant conference on biodiversity in a decade”.

But what was ultimately achieved at the summit? We asked two leading Chartered Environmentalists, Claire Wansbury CEnv and Jenny Merriman CEnv, working to protect biodiversity day in, day out, for their reflections and calls to action.

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CEnv Blog // Engineering must consider biodiversity impact

In her blog for the Engineer Magazine, Claire Wansbury CEnv, Atkins Fellow and Associate Director, Ecology, shares her thoughts ahead of COP15 in Montreal. A snippet of the blog can be viewed below.

So, what can engineers do to help? Companies can engage directly with COP15. In particular, we can sign the ‘Make It Mandatory’ campaign, led by Business For Nature, a global coalition of business and conservation organisations. Signatories to the ‘Make It Mandatory’ business statement are joining together to urge governments to be as ambitious as possible in creating the Global Biodiversity Framework, which is due to be agreed and adopted at COP15.

Claire Wansbury CEnv
Atkins Fellow and Associate Director, Ecology
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IEMA et al // Nature Positive Business Pledge

IEMA has been working with the UK Business and Biodiversity Forum, the ICC, the Aldersgate Group, and the RSPB to release a new pledge for business on nature-positive actions. Find out more below.

SNC Lavalin // Engineering a nature-positive future

Get inspired by this excellent nature-positive resource from SNC-Lavalin Atkins, featuring insights and case studies from Claire Wansbury CEnv, Philip Hoare, Edward Sherwood, Alana Smith and Mike McNicholas.

Resource // Business guide to COP15

In this Business for Nature guide, you can find out how and why the business community should engage in the Convention on Biological Diversity Post-2020 process.

IUCN Restoration Barometer Report 2022

Download the full report, celebrate Restoration on social media or find out more via the Restoration Barometer website.