Robert Barker, Director of Stolon Studio will be speaking at this years Coastal Futures Conference on 18th January.
The conference is the largest marine environmental event run in the UK. In 2021 600+ delegates from 200+ organisations attended the first virtual version in its 29-year history. The virtual format lends itself to more focussed themes and in 2022 there will be 15 main sessions and 6 keynotes but the meeting also serves to update the marine and coastal community on a wide variety of programmes and initiatives.
Roberts talk, titled, 'ADAPT & THRIVE - How Climate Adaptive Planning can achieve positive enhancements to the coast', focuses on how climate adaptive planning seeks to achieve positive enhancements to the coast and give residents hope for the future. Instead of climate resilience, we should hope to advocate climate enhancement - to continuously adapt to changes in the environment (from climate change) to deliver sustained benefits and improvements. This talk seeks to explore some ideas and to enter the debate about how we can learn, not just to adapt but to thrive.
The session, chaired by Rachael Hill from the Environment Agency, will provide expert and high insightful content.
Please visit The Coastal Futures website http://coastal-futures.net/ for the programme and booking details, a well as find out more about Roberts talk.