Landscape Institute international conference will debate imperative actions to mitigate the climate and biodiversity emergencies

Landscape Institute announces: Mitigating the Climate and Biodiversity Emergencies conference will be running online on 22-24 March 2022.

As we face the greatest catastrophe to befall the natural world, we are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it. The Landscape profession is pivotal in the fight against the changing climate and diminishing biodiversity, it is now our moment to enact change!

The Mitigating the Climate and Biodiversity Emergencies conference will be debating some of the big themes and demonstrate imperative actions, exemplar practice, core skills and thought leadership around mitigating the climate emergency. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers on the topic, as well as contribute to the debate by connecting and networking with people from across the landscape profession.

On day one Frank Anatole, Principal Architect, Network Rail together with Matt Winfield, England Director at Sustrans will be debating what are the contradictions for landscape designers when designing for Net Zero?

Day one will also include an interactive panel discussion “4 months post COP26 – UK Built Environment Declares”, where delegates will be able to ask questions and discuss how can the sector collaborate to mitigate the Climate and Biodiversity emergency with Andrew Grant, Founder & Director, Grant Associates and other panellists.

Day two will feature key industry players and international speakers including Professor Mary Creagh, Cranfield School of Management and Jing Fan, Deputy Chief Engineer, Senior Engineer at the Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute, and many more. The topics of the day will cover designing for active transport and provide an international perspective on designing sustainable futures, showcasing how China is trying to reduce carbon emissions through their work.

Lord Deben, Chairman of the Climate Committee, The CCC will open the day three of the event with a speech about work being carried out by the Mitigating Climate Change committee and what this means to the landscape sector, followed by the practical case studies from the Presidio Trust on the role of parks in mitigating and adapting to climate change.

Other speakers will include:

  • Dr Deborah Saunt, Founding Director, DSDHA
  • Ed Ikin, Director of Wakehurst, RBG Kew
  • Julia Baker, Biodiversity Technical Specialist, Balfour Beatty
  • Lucy Marshall CMLI, Associate, GW Studio
  • Professor Anan Simson, Leeds Beckett University
  • Philip Jaffa, Founder/Director, Scape Design Associates
  • Peter Stringer, GI Resilience Manager, City of Trees

The event is proudly sponsored by: ACO, Charcon, Hardscape and Vestre, and supported by GreenBlue Urban and Vectorworks.

The conference is open to both members and non-members of the Landscape Institute. To book your tickets please follow this link: