The Wildlife Trusts’ action for nature and climate: priorities and challenges.

Kathryn Brown will talk about the 2030 Strategy for the Wildlife Trusts, which focusses on action for nature and climate to achieve three goals by 2030: nature in recovery, people taking meaningful action, and nature playing a role in addressing global challenges including climate change. She will highlight some of the most innovative nature-based solutions projects happening across the Trusts, who collectively are one of the UK’s top ten landholders. Kathryn will also reflect on the biggest evidence challenges for The Wildlife Trusts to monitor and evaluate progress and achieve their goals.

Kathryn Brown is Director for Climate Change and Evidence at The Wildlife Trusts. She has worked for 20 years in a range of climate change roles including as Head of Adaptation at the Climate Change Committee and in a range of policy and evidence roles in mitigation and adaptation at Defra. Kathryn has worked on every UK climate change risk assessment, leading the most recent third assessment in 2021. She was awarded an OBE for services to climate change research in 2022.