Morning, Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the Government’s newly released 25-Year Environment Plan and the challenges for meeting its primary goals for enhancing and protecting the UK’s environment - including improving air and water quality, reducing the risk of harm from environmental hazards and encouraging more efficient and sustainable usage of natural resources.
The agenda includes keynote addresses from: Nick Barter, Deputy Director, Natural Environment Strategy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency.
Discussion will focus on measures to protect the environment, including the funding mechanisms and access to capital for new schemes; the possible role of a new, independent body for environmental standards, and the potential impact of additional Government support such as the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund aimed at encouraging farmers and organisations to implement environmentally-friendly measures.
Sessions will also bring out latest thinking on how the direction of policy fits in with the commercial use of land, the future relationship between conservation and good business practice, latest thinking on the role of the planning system in environmental protection, and challenges for developing the evidence base to inform policy decision-making.