Now available on-demand: edie’s nature-based solutions and climate adaptation online sessions

All three sessions are now available to watch back at your convenience 

Hosted during edie’s special COP26 Focus Week of content and events, this Nature-Based Solutions & Climate Adaptation online event took place on the afternoon of Thursday 9 September. It offered 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 combined three edie webinars into a single afternoon, with each webinar session taking a particular format. The first session (45 mins) was a Q&A-style debate; the second session (one hour) was a series of quick-fire case studies; and the third session (45 mins) took a ‘masterclass’ format.

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

Note: You will need to register to watch the events on-demand. Registration is free. Click here to register and watch the sessions on-demand. 

edie staff

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