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Positive Nature Network – Future Solutions: nature, research and partnership at the University of Exeter

September 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The positive nature network exists with the aim to connect every business with nature so that we and the planet can thrive. In the last year, we’ve raised money, planted trees, cleared up beaches and heard many perspectives on sustainability and regeneration. This month we’ll be exploring future solutions with Dr Dan Bloomfield from the University of Exeter.

Dan Bloomfield works in a role that is about being a point of articulation between, on the one hand, research, academia, ideas and thinking, and on the other hand everything that sits around that, including business, action, crisis, charity, collaboration, community and change. His area of concern is in nature restoration and food systems.

He works with researchers who look at that topic from a myriad of perspectives – ecological, geographical, physiological and data science, politics, art, economics, business management, land use, justice – and translates need. Need for applications, solutions, resources and insights in one direction, and need for data, input, perspectives, partners and placements in the other.

The future of nature is what keeps Dan up at night, and the beauty and grace of nature is what lets him sleep. He has a strong commitment to nature in all its forms and definitions, and he has studied it across four degrees and 35 years of work.

Dan will be talking about what the University of Exeter has done, and is doing, to create meaningful change around this existential topic. There will also be a chance to share knowledge and network with other attendees.

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