It's Time for Nature

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This World Environment Day, join our panel of global scientific experts as they discuss the importance of protecting the variety and volume of life on Earth as we face a planetary emergency.

Hosted by leading environmental change advocate, Museum ambassador and founder of the Voice for Nature Foundation David de Rothschild, the panel will discuss biodiversity, why it matters and what is being done to protect it, encouraging us all to become advocates for the planet. 

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Robust ecosystems can respond with an abundance of solutions to overcome challenges, survive downturns and ward off disease, whereas simple ones cannot. Biodiversity is the basis for futureproofing ourselves for whatever may come our way.

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David de Rothschild

This special event brings together scientists, environmentalists, policy advocates and industry with guest speakers*:

  • Ben Fogle, adventurer, and UN Patron of the Wilderness
  • Sam Barratt (@samdbarratt), Chief of Youth, Education and Advocacy in UN Environment's Ecosystems Division
  • Elise van Middelem, passionate urban rewilder and founder of SUGi project
  • Dr Sandy Knapp, Merit Researcher at the Natural History Museum 

*speakers subject to change 

Follow the UN Environment Day conversation on Twitter @UNEP #ForNature.

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