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Scotland’s National Ecological Network: progress and practicalities

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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

High School Yards

Edinburgh

EH8 9XP

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"Scotland’s National Ecological Network: progress and practicalities across science and practice", March 11th, Edinburgh.

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AGENDA

9:45 – 10:15 ARRIVAL & COFFEE

10:15 – 10:20 Welcome

10:20 – 10:40 Keynote speaker: Jo Pike, Scottish Wildlife Trust

10:40 – 11:00 Keynote speaker: policy overview, speaker TBC

11:00 – 11:15 Questions for keynotes

11:15 – 12:00 Practitioner & policy flash talks I

12:00 – 12:15 Interim discussion

12:15 – 13:15 LUNCH

13:15 – 14:15 Practitioner & policy flash talks II

14:15 – 14:45 Group exercise over TEA BREAK

14:45 – 15:15 Science flash talks

15:00 – 15:50 Second group exercise

15:50 – 16:00 Wrap up

BACKGROUND

Scotland’s Programme for Government 2019-2020 and Biodiversity Routemap to 2020 set out ambitious targets to address climate and biodiversity emergencies, including the development of regional land use plans. A critical part of this process involves understanding and taking action to ensure delivery of the biggest climate change, biodiversity and other benefits from our land management decisions. Embedded in this approach to more sustainable land use is the need to take stock of progress towards regional and national ecological networks to increase resilience into the future.

This event follows directly from a recent parliamentary evening roundtable (Nature Connections, June 2019), providing a forum for exchange of information and ideas between policy, practice and science. The latest activities on the ground and emerging research will be presented, with opportunities for discussion and identification of critical gaps and research-into-action needs going forward.

This event is organised by Forest Research, the James Hutton Institute and the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with ESCom Scotland.

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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

High School Yards

Edinburgh

EH8 9XP

United Kingdom

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