Webinar: Restoring our natural world

To tackle climate change, we believe restoring our natural world is vital and the need to do so more urgent. Watch our webinar, where we asked our panel of experts whether it was time to try something new.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, promising announcements from the Government on tackling climate change and a growing awareness of the climate and biodiversity crisis have led to a sense of opportunity and optimism that we can secure a green recovery. 

But we can't let this be another false dawn. As well as highlighting the importance of access to green space and nature, COVID-19 has thrown up questions about equity, lifestyles and where our food comes from. We believe that to tackle climate change, we need new and different approaches, and to hear from diverse voices. For our third Unlocking change webinar, we were delighted to have a fantastic panel of experts from a range of backgrounds to explore these issues.

Speakers & timings:

(00:04:50) Caroline Mason, Chief Executive, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

(00:09:35) Gillian Burke, Biologist and Television Presenter

(00:19:47) Trewin Restorick, CEO and Founder, Hubbub UK

(00:28:07) Jim Airton, Natural Capital Strategy and Planning Manager, United Utilities

(00:35:49) Kené Umeasiegbu, Campaigns Director, Tesco

(00:46:45) Q&A

The event was facilitated by Liam McAleese, Director of Our Natural World at Esmée. It took place on 7 December. Download the transcript.

Join the conversation

You can join the conversation on Twitter: #RestoringNature or get in touch with us at to share your thoughts about the discussion.

We also followed up the webinar with a Q&A on Twitter for some of the questions we didn't get to (see @EsmeeFairbairn and scroll down to tweets on 7 December).