Our climate is changing and our world is getting hotter. But have you ever stepped back to think, what do rising temperatures actually mean for all of the amazing nature, biodiversity and ecosystems that surround us?
Tackling the climate emergency also means tackling the ecological emergency which comes with it. Our ecosystems are precious and delicate, even small changes can have negative consequences. Rising temperatures and more extreme weather events in the future could have a catastrophic effect on wildlife habitats and biodiversity locally. Protecting nature and boosting biodiversity are key to the stability of the ecosystem and global climate.
At a local level in Brent we have 90 parks and green open spaces to enjoy, alongside pioneering bee corridors and wonderful wildflower meadows plus our ‘blue spaces’ - such as the waterways which exist within the borough, including the river which gives Brent its name!
Join us for this webinar to hear from expert speakers and learn about why nature and biodiversity are so important to the functioning of our planet, and how you can maximise the opportunities on your doorstep to make Brent a greener, more biodiverse and healthier community for all.
This is the final webinar in our ‘A Beginner’s Guide to the Climate Emergency’ educational series which has been running since April 2021, with all previous webinars available to view via the Council's Youtube Channel.
Webinar: Creating greener communities: Why nature and biodiversity is vital
Date: Thursday 17 March
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm
Our expert speakers include:
- Sarah Taylor - Senior Specialist, Natural England
- Juliette Young - Senior Policy and Programmes Officer, Greater London Authority
- Lucy Shuker - Catchment Partnerships Development Manager, Thames 21
- Jemima Morris - Project Manager - FunFit Families and Brent Goes Wild, Young Brent Foundation
- Vrinda Lobo – Secretary, Barnhill Conservation Group
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