The Ecosystems Knowledge Network runs webinars to share good practice, new tools and resources around the UK. These are one of our most popular services, serving many who otherwise could not access this type of learning opportunity due to budget or travel restrictions.
We have the experience of running over 75 webinars. For recordings of selected events that have already taken place, see our webinar library.
We also run the Natural Capital Finance & Investment Forum, a popular subscription service that includes webinars on the topic of financing environmental restoration.
Every month of the year we run free webinars featuring tools and projects from around the UK. Join our network for free and you will be the first to be notified.
Nature-based finance in practice: learning from international pioneers
Tuesday 22nd September 3:30pm - 5pm
This free webinar is being organised as part of the run-up to the Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference (taking place online 6th and 7th October). As nature-based finance accelerates around the world, we need to learn from the pioneers. In this webinar, experts from The Nature Conservancy and its in-house impact investing team, NatureVest, will share learning from a selection of their innovative projects in the US and New Zealand. Join to discover how nature-based finance can deliver outcomes for people and nature alongside returns. For further information on the projects to be profiled and the speakers, see https://bit.ly/NCFICwebinar
The Environmental Benefits from Nature Tool – walk through and update on case-study evaluation
Thursday 23rd September 1pm - 2pm
The webinar will provide a walk through the new Environmental Benefits from Nature tool, illustrating different aspects of its functionality and application. It will also provide an opportunity for a question and answer session with its creators and update on in depth case-study evaluation work that will be taking place over the remainder of the financial year.
Farm Advice for Climate Action - time for a national farm advice network to come together for climate emergency?
Wednesday 29th September 11.30 pm - 1 pm
This webinar will explore how many organisations across the agricultural and horticultural industry can come together to create a shared community and common framework for advice provision, peer to peer learning, skills and knowledge exchange to enable the UK act on climate emergency. Many organisations are looking at farm advice and its essential role in helping farmers and communities transition to a resilient and sustainable future. The aim of the webinar is to explore what is currently happening by inviting speakers from across the industry including Defra, ADAS, NFU, CLA, Rivers Trust, Wildlife Trusts, RSPB to present their work around farm advice and contributions from an expert panel hosted by the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, the Nature Friendly Farming Network, EKN, GWCT, Natural England and LEAF. It will set out and explore the multiple different roles on farm, farmer groups and community advice with the focus on the need for advisers in blended finance, re-localisation and delivering climate action geospatially across the UK.
Nature recovery and community prosperity - The Bunloit model
Thursday 30th September 1pm - 2pm
The Bunloit Project in the Scottish Highlands is creating a nature reserve that sequesters carbon, grows biodiversity, creates green jobs, and generates profit-for-purpose in the process. Their first operational site is the 1,200 acre Bunloit estate in Inverness-shire, where a wide range of actions are underway. This includes revitalising forest, peatland and pasture, as well as forming new livelihoods and new communities. New forms of finance are also being sought, aiming to support future community ownership models. Join this webinar to hear first hand from members of the Bunloit Rewilding team about their endeavour. Discover how this approach to stewardship of land could be applied elsewhere in Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond.
Explore our listings of previous webinars, with links to selected recordings.