Our natural world is in a critical condition. The laws and systems to keep it healthy are failing. More than 60% of plants and animals in the UK are now under threat. One in eight faces extinction.
The Government is currently shaping a new Environment Bill, the first in more than twenty years. It will set out a legal framework for the government’s promise to leave the environment in a better state over the next 25 years. NUS are working with The Wildlife Trusts and WWF to ensure that students and younger generations have their say in this once in a generation opportunity, to set us on a path to restoring nature and securing a just and sustainable future for all.
The Wilder Future evening will be an opportunity to hear from leading conservationists and academics and find out what you can do to help achieve nature's recovery.
Keynote speakers include:
Sir John Lawton: author of the 2010 Making Space for Nature report. Leader of the ‘Lawton Review’ on the resilience and adequacy of England’s wildlife sites.
Baroness Parminter: Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Past Chief Executive of the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England)
We want a Wilder Future. A future where existing wildlife sites are better protected, and connected to more space for wildlife, and people too. A future where nature is in recovery. Do you share our vision? If so, we need your help. Come along to our evening:
Date:9 May 2019
Doors open at 18:00. Event is 18:45–21:00
Location: Oculus OC1.05, Warwick University