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A Wilder Future: The Need for a Strong Environment Act - 9 May 2019
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, at 18:45-21:00 on Thursday 9 May at the University of Warwick, 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, and Baroness Parminter, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).
Dr Rosemary Collier, Academic Lead for the Warwick Global Research Priority on Food, is one of the panel members at this Question Time style event.
WMG experts help to reduce labour requirements in horticulture through new technology and automation
WMG is partnering with the AHDB and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult in the AHDB SmartHort Automation Challenge which will match WMG, engineering experts at the University of Warwick, with a UK business to develop an applied solution to a real problem in horticultural production. The competition is open to all growers, regardless of size of business. AHDB and WMG are looking for a great idea that will ideally also support the wider horticultural industry.