Making the economy work for nature

16dec5:00 pm7:30 pmMaking the economy work for natureJoin us for a lively panel discussion on how we can ensure the economy works to revive and sustain nature. OrganiserNature ScotHigh School Yards, The University of Edinburgh, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Event TypeWebinar & TalksThemeCircular economy,Food & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity

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Join us for a lively panel discussion on how we can ensure the economy works to revive and sustain nature. Nature plays a major part in Scotland’s economic growth and quality of life. It supports sustainable tourism, the food and drinks sector, and much more. The emphasis will be on how we extend the circular economy to all parts of the economy, including the ‘biological’ economy, so covering all food and fibre – farming, forestry and fisheries. All of this needs to be done so as to simultaneously maximise carbon removals, manage climate risks and enhance the state of nature. This is timed to coincide with the final stage of Biodiversity COP15, pointing to significant global and national commitments to restore nature. Panel members include:

  • Professor Yadvinder Malhi CBE FRS, President British Ecological Society (Chair)
  • Reniera O’Donnell, Ellen Macarthur Foundation, Food and Regeneration
  • Professor Colin Campbell FRSE, JHI Chief Executive
  • Professor Mat Williams, Chief Scientific Adviser for Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Scottish Government
  • Dr Clive Mitchell FRSGS (Hon), Strategic Resource Manager Nature and Climate Change, NatureScot
  • Dr Ece Özdemiroğlu, Founding Director, Eftec

We have the support of the following organisations:

NatureScot, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, National Museums Scotland, British Ecological Society, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Scottish Environment LINK, James Hutton Institute, and ECOS (Edinburgh Conservation Science).



(Friday) 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


High School Yards, The University of Edinburgh

High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ


Nature Scot

We are Scotland’s nature agency. We work to improve our natural environment in Scotland and inspire everyone to care more about it.   So that all nature in Scotland – our key habitats and landscapes, all our green space and our native species – is maintained, enhanced and brings us benefits.   It is the job of all of us to achieve a balance in the sensitive management of our natural world in order to maintain and enhance biodiversity.

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