Double jeopardy or win-win: tackling the biodiversity and climate crises together

Book now for this joint event from our Climate Change & Energy Working Party and Nature Conservation Working Party.

Join us for an in depth discussion on evaluating natured-based solutions (NBS) projects from the perspective both of tackling the biodiversity and climate crises.

Can NBS projects tick multiple boxes and help tackle the biodiversity and climate crises at the same time?  We know that healthy habitats are able to sequester more carbon and better support biodiversity so, in theory, these projects should meet both objectives. However, would additionality requirements for offsets raise issues if projects that are focussed on biodiversity gains seek to obtain carbon credits?

We have the following expert speakers:


  • Chair: Richard Barlow – Browne Jacobson
  • Roger Proudfoot – Environment Agency
  • John Carstensen – Mott MacDonald
  • Speaker from The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire (BCNWT) to speak on the Great Fen Project


Our speakers will address some of the following issues:

  • How can we reduce carbon emissions whilst simultaneously protecting and enhancing biodiversity?
  • What is the difference between carbon offsetting and insetting?
  • How do you evaluate nature-based solutions (NBS) projects from both biodiversity and carbon offsetting perspectives?
  • What criteria do we need to employ to ensure offsetting projects also protect biodiversity?
  • How do you decide whether to use carbon offsets or whether use of them will attract criticism of greenwashing?
  • Consider how to tackle these interlinked crises and understand whether a single project can achieve both biodiversity and climate targets


This event is not to be missed! As we head towards COP15 and COP26, you should join us whether you are a practitioner in private practice, national authority or local authority; consultancy or academia. Book your place by logging into your account (or registering, it takes just a couple of minutes) and following the booking link.


  • UKELA members - £10
  • Non members - £20
  • Students/unwaged - free (limited places)


We look forward to welcoming you along. Please note this event will be held as a webinar and joining instructions will be sent out nearer the time.

9/13/2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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