Biodiversity in the Built Environment Masterclass: Online

Do you want to learn more about biodiversity in the built environment?
The IGBC masterclass will using on the design and application of green infrastructure to deliver measurable gains in biodiversity.

What will the training include:
This masterclass will cover policy and economic drivers, as well as how and when to design and specify green infrastructure to meet biodiversity net gain outcomes.

The masterclass will also include extensive case study references to show how biodiversity can be successfully integrated within the built form.

This Masterclass will be delivered 'live' online through one 4-hour session. 

Date: 10th of October 
Time:  10 am-2 pm

All sessions will be recorded and available to participants.

Why consider this training:
• The publication of the 4th Biodiversity Action Plan includes a target for all Public Authorities and private sector bodies move towards no net loss of biodiversity through strategies, planning, mitigation measures, appropriate offsetting and/or investment in Blue-Green infrastructure.

- The recent passing of the EU Nature Restoration law.

• A number of countries and the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities introduce new requirements on biodiversity and the built environment

Who is this training for:
Developers, planners, architects, landscape architects, or any other planning/building/environmental professionals
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There are 3 payment options:
1. Get your €100 IGBC member discount
2. Click on Register to pay by card
3. Pay by invoice

No previous experience or knowledge of biodiversity or green infrastructure is required.
The live sessions will encourage open discussion and questions so that attendees can get the most from their time.
Sessions will also be recorded.

Feedback from previous Biodiversity Masterclass 

“The Masterclass was very informative with many useful examples.”
Very informative, learned so much about Green Infrastructure and alternative ways to measure biodiversity
Very informative and sets the basis for considered design

Your tutor: Joanna Ferguson

Jo is an urban ecologist with over 20 years’ experience in both voluntary and professional sectors, from practical land management to ecological consultancy, both in the UK and abroad. She has extensive experience in creating provision for biodiversity, in particular bats, within the built environment.

She is passionate about promoting collaborative industry working to achieve goals for nature and people. Her most recent experience is in developing and providing best practice advice, training, technical workshops and guidance to a cross sector of built environment professionals. Topics include protected species awareness for the built environment industry, landscape design for nature and people, an introduction to Biodiversity Net Gain and guidance on mitigating the impacts of artificial lighting.

 Jo sits on the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) Biodiversity Code of Practice steering group. She is a full member of the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM) and a Licensed Bat Worker.
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