Welcome and Introductions
Welcome • Dr Bob Bloomfield OBE • Head of Innovation, Natural History Museum
Session 1 • Ecosystem Services for Global Cities
Lord de Mauley • Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Defra
Hilary Benn MP • Former Environment Minister, Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government
Prof Dr Peter Höppe • Director, Munich Re Climate Risks Research Centre • Assessment of environmental risks to urban communities from climate change
Gary Grant • Ecologist, environmentalist and masterplanner, Chair of the IHDC
Session 2 • Working with Nature – Inspiring Global Implementation
Dr Åsa Gren • Stockholm Resilience Centre • The UN City Biodiversity Outlook Report
Dr Johan van Zoest • Planner and urban ecologist • Projects in Amsterdam and the Hague
Prof Susannah Hagan • RCA School of Architecture and Director of R_E_D • The City as Ecosystem
Lunch & IHDC 2012 Public Exhibition, The Darwin Centre
Session 3 • Investing in Biodiversity
David Partridge • Joint CEO, Argent Group • A green infrastructure approach to development
Duncan Young • Sustainability Manager, Lend Lease • Why integrating nature is good for business
Session 4 • Natural Capital - London Adapts
Peter Massini • Urban Greening Team, Greater London Authority • Partnerships for adaptation
Dusty Gedge • President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations, Director of Livingroofs.org and the Green Roof Consultancy • London's 11 Green Infrastructure Audits
Ecosystem Services Panel Debate
Post Conference Drinks Reception
IHDC 2012 evening reception, Awards Ceremony & Exhibition
The Darwin Centre, Queen's Gate Entrance, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD
Dr Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, will welcome guests to this VIP evening reception and Awards Ceremony for the IHDC 2012.
Lord de Mauley, Under Secretary of State for the Environment, representing IHDC 2012 Gold Sponsors the Green Infrastructure Partnership (supported by Defra and DCLG) and Dr Bob Bloomfield of the Natural History Museum will be amongst those awarding prizes to this year's winners and finalists of the Integrated Habitats Design Competition. Brian McDonald of Natural England will be presenting comments from the IHDC Judges on this year's entries and discussing current work on applying an ecosystem services approach to development and adaptation.
The IHDC 2012 Exhibition will display the work of successful entrants working with nature and natural systems in the built environment, to support biodiversity and biodiverse habitats to provide ecosystem services and healthier, more resilient communities.
The exhibition will be open to all conference participants and Awards Ceremony guests invited to this gala event, and is open to the public in the Darwin Centre from 8th-19th October 2012.
The IHDC 2012 events at the Natural History Museum are a Fringe Event of the UN COP 11 on Biodiversity taking place in Hyderabad in India over the same period.