New webinar series to tackle destruction of habitats

Latest News Fri, Sep 3, 2021 6:45 AM

ACO Water Management has announced a new series of webinars and podcasts discussing the ways in which the construction industry can better protect the UK’s biodiversity and wild habitats.

Climate change is having a significant impact on biodiversity, with the IPCC’s recent landmark report highlighting the critical levels of concern across the world. ACO’s Habitat Matters series will explore the proactive steps the construction industry can take to create an environmentally sustainable future.

Collaborating with 60 partners and supporters, the campaign brings together a number of industry leaders, government representatives, and partner organisations to highlight how the construction industry can help integrate habitat preservation into the built and urban environments.

The webinars will take place on the following dates and will be made available online for those who are unable to attend in person:

10 September - Habitat Connectivity

24 September - Healthy Connection to Habitats

08 October - Habitat by Design

21 October - Design & Management of High Quality Green Spaces

28 October - COP26 Future Policy to Protect Natural Habitats

Adam Cane, Sustainability Lead at ACO Water Management said: “Our latest webinar series will focus on the conservation efforts that the construction industry can make to protect wild habitats.

“With the IPCC report from the United Nations bringing international awareness on the impact of global warming, we have been given a clear directive to prevent irreversible damage to the planet through sustainable practices. The construction industry can play a significant role in creating, maintaining, and improving natural habitats in built environments. It's due to this that the webinar series has been designed, offering insight by some of the industry's leading voices.”

The series includes eight webinars and six podcasts, which will take place in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow.

The next webinar, which will take place on Thursday 26 August will focus on ‘Future Cities Encompassing Natural Systems’. This event will look at how biodiversity action plans & biodiversity net gains can affect planning, how sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) play a vital role in urban environments and how building retrofit can help and benefit nature.

For the full schedule, alongside details on how to register your interest in an event, please visit the Habitat Matters website at www.habitat-matters.com.

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