november, 2018

14nov6:30 pm9:00 pmCan the UK be a world leader? Why a new Environment Act is needed nowBlue Lecture Theatre Event Organized By: Devon Wildlife Trust and the University of Exeter

Event Details

Can the UK be a world leader? Why a new Environment Act is needed now

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018

Time: 19.00 – 21.00 (pre-event drinks from 18.30, lecture starts at 19.15)

Venue: Blue Lecture Theatre, Newman Building, University of Exeter

This event is hosted by the Devon Wildlife Trust with the University of Exeter.

Event information

Speakers: Tony Juniper CBE and Harry Barton, Chief Executive, Devon Wildlife Trust

Join Tony Juniper, campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and well known British environmentalist as he delivers this public talk to raise awareness about the pressures faced by our natural environment, the current state of nature and how new laws can help us to restore it.

Devon Wildlife Trust’s vison is for a Devon that is rich in all wildlife, where people enjoy and care about the natural world and take steps to safeguard it for the future. CEO, Harry Barton, has worked for nearly twenty five years in the environmental sector. He has a passion for the environment and a particular interest in landscape scale conservation.

This inspiring talk is your chance to have your say and shape the future of the environment.

About Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper CBE is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist.

For more than 30 years he has worked for change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels. From providing ecology and conservation experiences for primary school children, making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change, his work has sought change at many levels.

Tony is the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK. He began his career as an ornithologist, working with Birdlife International. In 1990 he began a long period working at Friends of the Earth, initially leading the campaign for the tropical rainforests and in 2003 becoming Executive Director. Tony is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning 2013 best-seller What has Nature ever done for us? His latest book, Rainforest – dispatches from Earth’s most vital frontlines, was published in April 2018. Tony was the first recipient of the Charles and Miriam Rothschild conservation medal (2009) and was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth (2013). In 2017 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to conservation. On joining WWF in January 2018 Tony remained a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and President of the Wildlife Trusts.

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18.30 – drinks reception (limited spaces available)

19.00 – registration and networking

19.30 – Tony Juniper talk

20.15 – Q&A hosted by Dr Matt Lobley

20.30 – Call to action followed by a book signing and networking

21.00 – End of event


Blue Lecture Theatre, Newman Building, Streatham Campus, Stocker Road, EX4 4QD. 

Newman Building is number 18 on the Streatham Campus map

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Newman Building Stocker Road, University of Exeter, EX4 4QD