Making Brexit work for ecology and conservation science

This high profile scientific evening highlighted the key role UK science plays in helping our society address current and upcoming environmental challenges.

Climate change is one of the many critical environmental issues for science and innovation that the government needs to consider when it enters into its negotiations.

This event made the point that the UK already possesses a world-class scientific community capable of informing governmental decisions in the face of environmental uncertainty and willing to help: it argued that this national asset needs to be protected and the interests of science and the environment should not be lost in the noise of the wider immigration, sovereignty and trade debates.

Speakers:

Professor Sir John Beddington CMG FRS, Senior Adviser at the Oxford Martin School; previously UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser (2008–2013); ZSL President
What is happening to the world?

 PDF icon Sir John Beddington - What is happening to the world? (2.08 MB)

 

Professor Sue Hartley, University of York; President, British Ecological Society
Brexit and environmental policy: challenges and opportunities

PDF icon Professor Sue Hartley - Brexit and environmental policy: challenges and opportunities (911.85 KB)

 

Dr Elaine King, Director, Wildlife and Countryside Link
Brexit: securing the best outcomes for the natural environment
PDF icon Dr Elaine King - Brexit: securing the best outcomes for the natural environment (2.19 MB)

 

Professor Graeme Reid, Chairman, Campaign for Science & Engineering
We know the threats of Brexit: can we find the opportunities?

 

The event was Chaired by Dr Laura Bellingan, Director of Science Policy, Royal Society of Biology ​

Download full talk abstracts: PDF icon Agenda and Abstracts: Making Brexit work for ecology and conservation science (397.31 KB)

Enquiries

  • Contact Jennifer Howes, Scientific Events Coordinator jennifer.howes@zsl.org; 0207 449 6227.
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This event is organised by the Zoological Society of London in partnership with the British Ecological Society, the Campaign for Science and Engineering, the Royal Society of Biology and the Wildlife and Countryside Link.

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