Can the UK be a world leader? How a new Environment Act could help save the planet
  • Roland Levinsky Building

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Join Tony Juniper as he delivers this public talk to raise awareness about the pressures faced by our natural environment, the current state of nature and how new laws can help us to restore it. 

Discuss with Tony and others about what we can do to make a difference. This talk is organised by the University of Plymouth Sustainable Earth Institute (SEI) and the Devon Wildlife Trust.

Arrival is from 6.30pm for a 7pm start, followed by refreshments and networking at 8.30pm.

  • Student fee: £5 per person
  • Standard fee: £10 per person
  • Please book your place via the University eStore link above.

Biography

Tony Juniper is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist. For more than 30 years he has worked for change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels. From providing ecology and conservation experiences for primary school children, making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change, his work has sought change at many levels.

Tony is the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK. He began his career as an ornithologist, working with Birdlife International. In 1990 he began a long period working at Friends of the Earth, initially leading the campaign for the tropical rainforests and in 2003 becoming Executive Director. Tony is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning 2013 best-seller What has Nature ever done for us? His latest book, Rainforest – dispatches from Earth’s most vital frontlines, was published in April 2018. Tony was the first recipient of the Charles and Miriam Rothschild conservation medal (2009) and was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth (2013). In 2017 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to conservation. On joining WWF in January 2018 Tony remained a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and President of the Wildlife Trusts.

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