The Network runs a popular series of webinars to share good practice, new tools and resources developed around the UK. They are generally held on the last Thursday of each month at 1 pm. See our listing of previous webinars, with links to recordings.
Here are the next webinars:
An introduction to participatory land use planning: making it work for people and the environment
Thursday 13th July 2017, 1 - 1.30 pm British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Participatory land use planning is an internationally-recognised approach to making decisions about how land, water and natural resources are managed and used. It has significant implications for those involved in managing environmental assets in the UK. The UN Sustainable Development Goals reinforce the need for it to be applied. In this webinar, Peter Phillips and Bill Sheate from Collingwood Environmental Planning will introduce this topic. They will draw on work they have undertaken for The Pentland Hills Regional Park, commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage.
Applying the natural capital and ecosystem service concepts – a test case from Scotland
Thursday 28th September 2017, 1 - 2 pm British Summer Time (GMT+1)
The Cairngorms National Park in Scotland was recently the location of a test case for an EU-funded research project on the application of the natural capital and ecosystem service concepts (<http://www.openness-project.eu> ). The test case focused on two scales (whole park and Glenlivet Estate within the park). Three methods were tested to understand the recreational use of the area and calculate the value of recreational use to Glenlivet Estate residents. This webinar presents the perspective of the Cairngorms National Park Authority and the Crown Estate (owners of the Glenlivet Estate) on the work conducted. It will also summarise the results from an evaluation by nearly 250 stakeholders of the work conducted across the 27 case studies around the world. The stakeholders highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the natural capital and ecosystem service concepts from their perspectives.
The webinar will be presented by Hamish Trench, Director of Conservation & Visitor Experience Cairngorms National Park Authority, Andy Wells, Head of Property, Crown Estates and Jan Dick, Senior Scientist at Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
Integrated environmental management: fulfilling the UK's international obligations
Thursday, 30th November 2017, 1 -2 pm GMT
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The UK is a party to the international Convention on Biological Diversity. In 1995, the ecosystem approach was adopted as the primary framework for implementation of the Convention. Jurisdictions within the UK have responded to the existence of the ecosystem approach in varying ways. What do these responses say about the approaches to, and aspirations for, programmes of integrated environmental management across the UK? This webinar addresses these and other related questions and seeks to understand how the ecosystem approach can survive and thrive in changing times.
The webinar will be presented by Nick Kirsop-Taylor, a Researcher at the University of Exeter's Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute.