2024 Summer Conference Programme

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Financing the Future – Using Green Finance to Drive Nature’s Recovery

Summer CONFERENCE PROGRAMME – 16th July 2024 – ONLINE

SESSION 1. Chair: Dr Caroline McParland CEnv MCIEEM, Vice President (Scotland)
9:30 Welcome and Introduction – Dr Caroline McParland CEnv MCIEEM, Vice President (Scotland)
9:35

Making nature-markets work in the 21st century: lessons from Australia, England, and the EU

Dr Sophus zu Ermgassen, University of Oxford

10:00

Biodiversity Net Gain provides a legacy for developing environmental markets for nature restoration

Prof David Hill CBE DL FCIEEM CEnv, Environment Bank

10.25

Using ESG and financial disclosure mechanisms to drive action for nature

Morgan Taylor CEnv, Greengage Environmental

10:50 Break
SESSION 2. Chair: Dr Caroline McParland CEnv MCIEEM, Vice President (Scotland)
11:20

The Blaston Estate – A Journey to Recovery

Hylton Murray-Philipson, Philipson Estate

11:45

Innovating Scottish Nature Markets with Digital Nature Credits

Sophy Jones, Credit Nature

12.15

The Nature of Finance – Assessing the nature-related Impact and Opportunities for Ireland’s Financial Sector

Thomas Ball, KPMG

12:40 Lunch
SESSION 3. Chair: Ben Kite CEcol PIEMA MCIEEM, Chair of Strategic Policy Panel
13:40

We see the wood and the trees – Our green finance journey

Johanna Bolhoven, Forestry England

14:05

Nature North Investable Propositions

Francesca Moore and Laura Hobbs CEnv MCIEEM, Binnies

14:30

Trees and Woodlands as Nature Based Solutions

Andrew Canning-Trigg MRTPI, Forestry Commission, Amy Carroll and Luke Thompson, Arup

14:55 Break
SESSION 4. Chair: Dr Richard Handley CEcol MCIEEM, President
15:25

The Challenges and Opportunities of Implementing Green Finance in Protected Landscapes 

Jacob Parry, National Parks Partnership 

15:50

Practical experience of securing green finance

Dr Martina Girvan CEcol FCIEEM and Liam Price ACIEEM, Arcadis

16:15

Green Finance for Islington Pocket Park Framework

Milimer Morgada PIEMA and Ludo Pittie FRSA FIPM, WSP

16:40 Summary and Close – Richard Handley CEcol MCIEEM, President

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