Annual Corporate Event (ACE21) Our climate crisis: Nature’s solutions

  • MMBEN Event 101
  • Date: 30th June 2021
  • Venue: Shropshire Wildlife Trust HQ

Draft programme with confirmed speakers

Booking is essential – numbers limited

(Timings may change)

  • 09:00 Registration / coffee
  • 09:30 Welcome to the event – Richard Grindle – Shropshire Wildlife Trust CEO
  • 09:45 Chair of Event’s introduction – Andy Whyle, Telford Business Board  Environmental Sector Champion
  • 09:50 Keynote – Jonathon Porritt, Sustainability Campaigner & Writer – ’Hope in Hell’ and ‘Rise Up’: Telling It As It Is! 
  • 10:10 Shropshire Wildlife Trust – our current activities – John Hughes, Development Manager 
  • 10:25 Networking/break/coffee (20 min)
  • 10:45 Comfort break (5 min)
  • 10:50 Case study: Shropshire Wildlife Trust: Getting our own house in order. Joe Phillips Conservation Officer – Evidence and Data
  • 11:05 Climate Change Activity – Phil Holden, Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership Manager
  • 11:20 Prominent themes from the UK Government’s Energy White Paper, guidance and necessary legislation – Tim Yair, Regional Senior Energy Projects Officer – Midlands Energy Hub
  • 11:35 Networking/break/coffee (20 + 5 min comfort break)
  • 12:00 Case study: Robert Duff, Natural England Meres & Mosses BogLIFE Project
  • 12:15 Case study: Ryan Evans, Aico. Aico’s journey in tackling climate change as a local business
  • 12:30 Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s Affinity Awards for environmental distinction
  • 12:40 Conclusion: What can the environmental sector do to assist businesses in tackling our climate emergency? Andy Whyle
  • 13:00 End/Lunch