Presented by Students on the NERC DTP in Environmental Research
Why is nature valuable? Why protect and conserve the environment? Protecting the environment is an increasing priority for life in the 21st century, however there is little discussion in the public eye as to why to do so. In this seminar, three speakers will address reasons for conserving nature, specifically focusing on its benefits towards health and the economy, as well as addressing nature’s intrinsic value and how this should motivate conservation.
Sejal Patel, Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Her work focuses on climate and environment finance, public policy, and governance, particularly in relation to low-carbon climate-resilient development, and on the themes of supporting inclusive and equitable processes that bridge local priorities and voices with the national and international levels.
Prof Michael Paul Nelson, Ruth H. Spaniol Chair in Renewable Resources and Professor of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy at Oregon State University. Though a philosopher by training, Michael works extensively with ecologists and social scientists. He is a collaborator with the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project in Lake Superior, US, the longest continuous predator-prey study in the world, and he serves as the Lead Principle Investigator for the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Program, funded by the US National Science Foundation, in the Oregon Cascade Mountains.
Dr Daniela Fecht, Lecturer in Geospatial Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London. Daniela’s work focuses on geographical variation in population health, and environmental and health inequality.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-is-nature-valuable-tickets-169973827293 the Zoom link will be provided to you via email prior to the seminar.