Celebrating biodiversity with World Environment Day
Waterman are proud to support World Environment Day (WED) 2020, which takes place today 5 June and celebrates biodiversity.
An annual United Nations (UN) initiative established in 1974, WED encourages worldwide awareness and action in support of our environment. Each year, the UN selects a theme for WED which focuses on a topic in vital need of global support. Over the past five decades, WED has helped raise awareness on diverse subjects such as air pollution, the dangers of single-use plastics, international wildlife crime and climate change.
With this year’s theme WED aims to raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity and the role it plays providing the essential infrastructure supporting human development and all life on Earth.
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Waterman’s team has been continuing to support the ecological health of several live projects. With tailored working practices and specific risk assessments in place, we’ve been able to safely visit sites to collect vital ecology data and recommend appropriate biodiversity enhancement and protection measures.
Our team have also been busy delivering online biodiversity learning for our clients, recently conducting a CPD session on environmental consenting, biodiversity and weather vulnerability along with a ‘lunch and learn’ session on species identification as part of Network Rail’s WED Green Week campaign.
To help boost richness and diversity of animal and plant species on our projects, we have developed a Biodiversity Toolkit which helps developers achieve a biodiversity net gain in an accountable and structured manner.
For more information on the Biodiversity Toolkit, click here.
For more information about WED, click here.