Coastal Futures 2020

From £80 gbp
Wed Jan 15, 9:30 AM - Thu Jan 16, 4:30 PM, 2020 (GMT)
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR  

This is the 27th in this series of meetings organised by Dr Bob Earll of Communications and Management for Sustainability (CMS).

Coastal Futures 2020 Programme

Coastal Futures 2020 provides:-
• Strong perspectives - from key stakeholders and industry leaders, who take a proactive approach to the sustainability agenda in the coastal and marine environment
• Overviews - from acknowledged experts in many subjects and leaders of major events
• Future trends - pointers to future areas of activity which will directly affect your work
• Networking - an excellent opportunity to meet those at the forefront of these issues – all speakers will be asked to remain in the hall after their presentation to facilitate networking
• Themes The CF2020 conference will be focussing on the problems of climate change, ocean recovery and restoration and how we respond, exploring what we really want from our coastal and marine environment.

Coastal Futures 2020 sets out to:-
• Deliberately bring together different sectors to discuss important developments and concerns
• Describe the actual changes that are causing concern and actions being taken to deal with these
• Describe the developing programme of policy and management which is unfolding to meet these concerns
• Produce a high level of information from the conference and via social media

DAY 1 – Wednesday 15th January

The Climate Emergency and How We respond – Coasts on the Front Line

8.30 Registration and refreshments

9.25 Session 1 Chair:

9.25 Welcome to the conference

9.30 Opening address Emma Howard Boyd Chair, Environment Agency

9.50 Climate change and the ocean – A call to action Professor Ralph Rayner Professorial
Research Fellow, Centre for the Analysis of Time Series, London School of Economics

10.10 Unstoppable sea level rise demands adaptation now John Englander President,
Rising Seas Institute

10.35 How do we communicate climate change Chris Rose Campaign Strategy

10.55 How can psychology help with coastal and marine issues? Professor Sabine Pahl
University Plymouth

11.15 Climate change – your views: What more can you do? Interactive session
Emma McKinley Cardiff University

11.35 First Break: Sandwiches and refreshments

12.15 Session 2: Chair:
12.15 Coastal Governance and partnership working Nicola Radford
Lincolnshire County Council & Coastal Communities Alliance
12.30 The Coastal Based Approach - Amy Pryor Coastal Partnerships Network &
Thames Estuary Partnership

12.45 Shoreline Management Planning and Action Environment Agency speaker to be confirmed

13.05 Coastal Local Authorities and their response to the Climate Emergency Fernanda Balata
New Economics Foundation

13.25 Place Based Funding at the Coast: Principles and Practice Bruce Horton
Environmental Policy Consulting

13.45 Ganging up on the problem: the benefits, and challenges, of collaboration
Katherine Yates University of Salford

14.05 Short presentations: 3 min updates:

14.25 Second break and refreshments

15.05 Session 3: Chair:
20 minute presentations: 15 minutes for questions and 5 mins for Q&A

15.05 Future development and growth in the offshore wind sector Will Apps The Crown Estate

15.25 Is the projected scale of offshore wind development sustainable?
Tania Davey & Lissa Batey The Wildlife Trusts

15.45 Renewable Energy – speaker to be confirmed

16.05 Marine Climate Change Impacts: Report Card 2020 Paul Buckley Cefas

16.25 Reducing Plastic Pollution: A Collaborative Approach from Source to Sea Jessica Hickie
Programme Manager Plastics & Sustainability, Environment Agency

16.45 Changing the Soundtrack of the Anthropocene Professor Steve Simpson Exeter University

17.10 The view from Greenland, “ground-zero” for sea level rise John Englander President,
Rising Seas Institute

17.35 Wine reception

DAY 2 – Thursday 16th January

Ocean Recovery and Restoration – The New Agenda

8.30 Registration and refreshments

9.25 Session 4: Chair: Charles Clover Blue Marine Foundation
9.25 Welcome to the conference

9.30 What do we want from our marine environment? Are we doing enough to deliver ocean
recovery and resilience?

We are at an interesting time in our thinking about the marine environment suggesting that the time is right to reconsider the roadmap of actions needed to deliver our long-term vision. A number of ideas are contributing to this including:
• That the agenda and ideas of the early 2000s which culminated in the Marine & Coastal Access Act and its implementation over the last 10 years have run their course.
• The public response to marine plastics and climate protests has shown that the general public do care and opinions and agendas are shifting
• The clear need to think bigger, specifically around the delivery of GES if we are to see genuine recovery of our marine ecosystem; this is complimented by a fresh look at MPAs, HPMAs, reformed fisheries management and how to cope with the ever growing demands of offshore wind i.e., generally having greater regard to our natural resources not least in relation to maintaining carbon sinks that mitigate climate change.
• Recognition that there may need to be some compromises between objectives but that delivering ecosystem recovery requires integrated planning and delivery across all marine sectors.
• Brexit has led to uncertainty but there are those suggesting that this presents a major opportunity not least through new legislation like the proposed Environment and Fisheries Bills.
• The growing and depressing realisation of the likely impacts of climate change and the sense of urgency this is introducing into our thinking on implementing solutions that enhance ocean resilience.

This session is being developed collaboratively with Mark Duffy (Natural England), Helen McLachlan (WWF) and Charles Clover (Blue Marine Foundation); other inputs will be sought as will views from the audience.

10.10 The Government’s vision for the coastal & marine environment –
this slot depends upon the outcome of the election

10.35 The Environment Bill – Our current understanding and opportunities Richard Benwell
Wildlife & Countryside Link

10.55 The Welsh National Marine Plan Speaker to be confirmed

11.15 “Learning about marine planning… whether you want to or not” Rhona Fairgrieve Atkins

11:35 Short presentations: Six x 3 min updates

11.55 First Break: Sandwiches and refreshments

12.35 Session 5: Chair:

12.35 The Highly Protected Marine Area Review Richard Benyon MP

12.55 The importance of UK kelp forests for fisheries habitat, biodiversity, carbon cycling and
regional economies Daniel Smale Marine Biological Association

13.15 The Fisheries Bill & sustainable fisheries – where are we and where do we need to go?
Helen McLachlan WWF-UK
13.35 Low Impact Fisheries Chris Williams New Economics Foundation

13.55 Inshore Fisheries – mapping the future Aoife Martin Seafish

14.15 The developing programme of inshore fisheries and conservation management
Robert Clark Southern IFCA
14.35 Short presentations: Six x 3 min updates

14.55 Second Break

15.30 Session 6: Chair:

15.30 What are we learning from our overseas marine programmes? Speaker to be confirmed

15.50 Net Gain – How can this be translated into practice? Peter Barham

16.10 The REACH Programme - Restoring Estuarine and Coastal Habitats in the North East
Atlantic Roger Proudfoot Environment Agency

16.30 What do we want? Reflections Charles Clover Blue Marine Foundation

16.50 Conference Closes

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Dr Bob Earll

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
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