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Tree planting, carbon capture and flood prevention
31 July 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The sixth in a series of Zoom events designed to celebrate and prepare for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. These events will cover different climate themes, bringing together experts and examples of best practice to identify the actions needed to achieve a zero carbon society.
The speakers at this event will talk about how nature based solutions such as tree planting, river management and peatland restoration can capture carbon and minimise the risk of flooding, and how we can help or get involved, followed by Q&A.
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About the speakers
Gerald Price, The Woodland Trust
Gerald Price has been a volunteer for the Woodland Trust for many years, involved in tree planting, leading walks and giving talks. The Woodland Trust protects, restores and plants new woodland to combat climate change, build a greener future for the UK and create havens for wildlife.
Debbie Coldwell, Natural Flood Management Officer, Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT)
DCRT are a river conservation charity that aims to protect, enhance and restore the rivers of the Don Catchment and to reconnect people back to those rivers and their heritage. Debbie joined DCRT just over two years ago and heads up a project in the Upper Rother Catchment that aims to reduce flood risk in and around the Chesterfield area by working with multiple landowners, stakeholders and volunteers to capture and slow the flow of water through the landscape using a variety of methods.
Chris Fry, Conservation Quality Manager, Moors for the Future Partnership
The Moors for the Future Partnership was started nearly twenty years ago to focus on restoring our Pennine moors and peat bogs. Chris Fry has been working in conservation in and around the Peak District for over twenty years. First as a ranger working at sites like the Upper Derwent Valley in the Dark Peak, Carsington in the South and Tittesworth on the Leek Moors. Since 2011 his work has been focused on degraded peaty moorlands, working with Moors for the Future as a project manager and since 2016 as the Conservation Quality Manager.
Organised by Transition Chesterfield
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