Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference 2022

“The Global Biodiversity Emergency: actions and solutions from Wales”

This conference will be held online between October 3-7.

Anyone with an interest in biodiversity and ecosystems is welcome to attend to discuss, share ideas, learn and collaborate on delivering the Nature Recovery Action Plan in Wales. Key players from the public, private and voluntary sectors will be in attendance, and the WBP Conference is delighted to welcome the Minister for Climate Change Julie James (MS). Delegates are welcome to attend the conference every day, or for days or sessions of their choice.

Join us for:

· Outcomes and recommendations from the Welsh Government’s Biodiversity Deep Dive

· Collaborative sessions - what COP15 means for Wales and key messages for Montreal

· Updates and initiatives to promote biodiversity and ecosystem resilience in Wales

· Informative plenary talks with a range of speakers

· Interactive sessions, workshops, and more

· Networking, collaboration and sharing of best practice

This online platform will include options for live presentations, breakout rooms, screening pre-recorded films, among others. Please contact with any enquiries about specific formats.

We invite proposals for talks, workshops, and virtual field trips that are topical, informative, and address the theme ‘The Global Biodiversity Emergency: actions and solutions from Wales’. Please email us with your application by 9am on 15 August.

The conference is a free event. Save the date in your diary now – online registration will open later this autumn. Please visit the WBP website for further details.

Find out about previous WBP Conferences

Wales Biodiversity Partnership Conference 2020

November 23-27“Responding to the crisis for nature in Wales”

Conference web link

Click here to catch up on recorded sessions

WBP Conference 2018

19th and 20th September 2018 National Museum Cardiff

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WBP Conference 2016

7th & 8th September 2016 Bangor University

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WBP Conference 2015

9th & 10th September 2015 Aberystwyth University

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WBP Conference 2014

10th & 11th September 2014 Cardiff University

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WBP Conference 2013

18th & 19th September Bangor University

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WBP Conference 2012

12th - 13th September; University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd

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WBP Conference 2011

14th & 15th September Trinity College Carmarthen

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WBP Conference 2010

15th & 16th September, Bangor University

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UK BAP Conference 2010

23 & 24th Nov, Stirling

The conference theme reflected on the new targets for biodiversity at UN and EU levels.

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WBP Conference 2009

16th & 17th September, University of Glamorgan

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UK Biodiversity Conference

‘Delivering for Nature’ 10–11 September 2008, Aberystwyth University

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WBP Conference 2007

12th & 13th September, Wrexham University

The conference write-up focused on the workshop sessions

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Featuring a Ministerial address from Environment Minister Hannah Blythyn AM, key note speakers, practitioner talks and workshops, the conference is a key tool in Wales’ aspirations to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem resilience in Wales and an opportunity to develop nature recovery actions in combination with wider policy initiatives. Networking sessions and opportunities for collaboration and future partnerships are a central theme of the event.

Wales has unique legislation in place to deliver nature recovery and multiple benefits for our environment, economy, and society. The Nature Recovery Action Plan for Wales, the Environment (Wales) Act and future land management reform post-Brexit are central to this approach. The Well-being of Future Generations Act provides a framework for decision-making in the delivery of multiple benefits to current and future generations through well-being planning which need to be reflected in our new approach. The approach sets out the links between environment, health and well-being and the opportunities and challenges which we can address through our plans and actions at multiple scales.

WBP Conference - Overview and Draft Programme version 2 20.08.2018

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Wildlife Gardening