The Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Response panel, alongside consultant Dr Alex Hilliam, will examine ways that the LI and its members could make a positive contribution towards national climate change targets and international obligations.
 
Following the Landscape Institute (LI) Board’s declaration in June of a climate and biological diversity emergency, the LI has formed an expert panel to coordinate our response over the coming 6 months.
 
LI Chief Executive Dan Cook said:
 
“I’m proud that we’ve committed not just to a declaration, but to change and real action. We know we have much to do, but as a professional body we must base decisions on expert advice.
 
“It’s great to see such interest to help us from a range of experts across the landscape, ecology and sustainability sectors.”
 
Panel members will work with an appointed external consultant to provide expert advice and develop a list of potential actions that the LI and its members could take to make a positive contribution towards national climate change targets and international obligations. The panel will also explore what new guidance and standards the LI could produce to support this work.
 
Who’s on the panel?
  • Dr Debbie Bartlett CMLI (CIEEM and LI)
  • Graham Lee CMLI (LI)
  • Martin Brown (Construction and sustainability consultant)
  • Lise Benningen CMLI (LI)
  • Morag MacGregor CMLI (LI)
  • Ciara Hanson CMLI (LI)
  • Sean Rushton CMLI (LI)
  • Claire Wansbury CMLI (CIEEM and LI)
  • Peter Massini (CIEEM)
  • Jenifer White CMLI (LI)
  • Mitch Cooke (CIEEM)
  • Anastasia Nikologianni (LI Policy and Communications Committee)
  • Romy Rawlings FLI (Honorary Secretary, LI Board of Trustees)
Dan Cook, Claire Winder and Theo Plowman from the LI staff team will provide support.