Nature-Based Solutions & Climate Adaptation online event (on demand)

Event Date: 09/09/2021 1:00 pm

Hosted during edie’s special COP26 Focus Week of content and events, this Nature-Based Solutions & Climate Adaptation online event offers up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to driving business action around these two critical themes of the upcoming climate talks.

This premium online event effectively combines three edie webinars into a single afternoon, with each webinar session taking a particular format. The first session (45 mins) will be a Q&A-style debate; the second session (one hour) will be a series of quick-fire case studies; and the third session (45 mins) will take a ‘masterclass’ format.

Registrants will get access to all three webinar sessions on the day.

Full details of the three webinar sessions are as follows:

1) Countdown to COP26 Q&A: Nature, climate and business leadership


Kicking off our COP26 Inspiration Sessions, a selection of environmental and climate experts will discuss some of the biggest issues facing nature-based solutions and climate adaptation & resilience – from embracing biodiversity and restoring natural habitats through to building new business models and increasing supply chain resilience.

Discussion points:

  • What does a great COP26 look like for nature-based solutions and climate adaptation?
  • How can businesses build biodiversity and nature restoration into their sustainability strategy?
  • What does climate adaptation and resilience look like for UK businesses?


  • Luke Nicholls, Content Director, edie (chair)
  • Helena Wright, Policy Director, FAIRR
  • Dave Ingram, Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever
  • James Bidwell, Co-founder, Re_Set
  • Pip Borrill, Head of Partnerships, Woodland Trust

2) Quickfire case studies: Business action on nature and climate adaptation


It’s time for some quick-fire case studies. Our second Inspiration Session will hear from a spread of businesses that are embracing nature-based solutions and climate adaptation by redesigning systems, shaking up business models and delivering one-planet prosperity.  

Discussion points:

  • Business and the natural environment: The regenerative alternative
  • The key ingredients for a winning climate adaptation strategy
  • Engaging consumers and suppliers on nature and climate issues


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • James Hopwood, UK & Italy Agriculture Manager, Nomad Foods
  • Anne-Cecile Turner, Sustainability Director, The Ocean Race

3) 45-Minute Masterclass: How to harness nature-based solutions for your business


Our third and final Inspiration Session is all about putting nature at the heart of your business strategy. The masterclass-style webinar will equip you with the practical knowledge and skills to embrace biodiversity, restore nature and build more sustainable business models.

Discussion points:

  • Nature-based solutions: What this looks like in practice
  • How to incorporate biodiversity principles into your sustainability strategy
  • Innovative approaches to evolve business models and redefine purpose


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Josie Thornewill, Head of Sustainability, Thakeham
  • Ed Green, Senior Development Manager, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Fill out the form on the left and click REGISTER NOW to register for this premium online event for free. 

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