Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function - Briefing Note launch and panel discussion

On 22 February 2024 we held the launch of our Briefing Note Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: A global analysis of trends. This event was co-organised by the Imperial Policy Forum. High levels of biodiversity are vital in preserving ecosystem function. However there remains major gaps in understanding how ecosystems work, and how this interacts with climate change. Co-author Dr Will Pearse (Reader in Evolutionary Ecology in the Dept of Life Sciences) presented his work on this, including key recommendations for policy makers, followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Prof Mike Morecroft (Head of Climate Science, Natural England)
  • Akiko Furuya (Global Ecosystem Protection Specialist, Hitachi Energy)
  • Prof James Bullock (Senior Researcher, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
  • Kathryn Brown OBE (Director of Climate Change and Evidence, The Wildlife Trusts)

Download the Briefing Note

Hitachi-Imperial Centre launch event video

Hitachi-Imperial Centre launch event

Identifying the Climate Gamechangers for a Post Net-Zero World: Imperial College academics were joined by our partners at Hitachi and colleagues from industry and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) at an event on 25 January 2023 to launch the new Hitachi-Imperial Centre for Decarbonisation and Natural Climate Solutions.