Ahead of September’s Sustainable Fashion Week (SFW) event, guest blogger and SFW partnerships manager Amber Rochette explains how the fast fashion industry has played a role in accelerating the climate emergency…
EP Wales Director Dr Jennifer Geroni has this month served her last week as EPW Director, after almost three years leading the platform and its membership community. Jenny helped to formulate and deliver EP Wales’ thematic conferences and supported community members to collaborate on funding bids and a number of workshops, consultation events and sandpits at membership institutions….
A pan-Wales collective of environmental research and evidence professionals have paid tribute to one of their contemporaries who is embarking on a new adventure, after helping to shape the role of research and evidence in Welsh policy making and collaborative working…
Happy International Women’s Day 2021 from the team at EP Wales – we’re celebrating our original thinkers, educators, emerging voices and HERstories in environmental science.
EP Wales caught up with Brian Royson Mayne, Chair of the Chartered Institute for Wastes Management, Wales ahead of his appearance at the All Wales Virtual Careers Fair. Brian reveals all about the CIWM, his ‘plan B’ dream career, what’s helped him through lockdown this last year…and his enthusiasm for extremely spicy chili peppers.
Speaking ahead of the first ‘All Wales Virtual Careers Fair’ on Monday March 1st, science communicator/presenter Huw James and Forbes Under 30 finalist Jessica Leigh Jones MBE have underlined how students emerging into the job market can gain a competative advantage by blending career passions, being agile and viewing their future careers as ‘jungle gyms’ rather than traditional career ladders.
All Wales Virtual Careers Fair – exhibitors and grads/students wanted! Environment Platform Wales has been working with other Welsh University Careers Services and UK’s student employability experts GTi group to deliver an ‘All Wales Virtual Careers Fair’ on March 1st (10am-3pm) and bookings for this event are open for employers and students. It’s a great way…
Large-scale Welsh businesses, micro-employers and organisations are being encouraged to join the first pan-Wales careers fair which is being co-produced by all Welsh universities and HEIs. Working together for the first time in partnership with GTI, the virtual fair will promote a range of opportunities, graduate schemes and pathways into employment open to students and graduates.
Catch up with our post-conference document from our Welsh Uplands conference back in September, listen to our new podcast series and feedback to win holiday vouchers (draw to take place first week of January) and book your spot on our upcoming live webcasts discussing plant life in Wales.
Our post conference publication document capturing the key discussion points at this year’s Environment Evidence 2021 is now ready to view.
As part of our work to support the next generation of environmental professionals in Wales, Environment Platform Wales (EP Wales) is producing a series of bite-sized talks focused on careers and skills development. The guest podcast series feature early career environmental professionals from across the public, private and third sectors. Review the shows and enter a draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher in time for Christmas.
In partnership with Living Wales, Environment Platform Wales would like you to invite you to a virtual event on December 3rd 2020 (10 am to 12 noon) to learn new ways of viewing our ever-changing landscapes and how to understand, openly access and use the expanding resources of Living Wales.
Register your interest to join us on Feb 16th 2021 for another live webinar marking International Year of Plant Health. Plants are the source of the oxygen we breathe, the food we eat, and ultimately of all life on earth. Despite their importance, we do not pay enough attention to keeping them healthy. The United Nations declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The event was intended to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, original programmes and partner events were postponed or cancelled, but EP Wales is shining a light on this important work and bringing some important discussion to the table through a Welsh lens.
Environment Platform Wales hosted a special ‘In:conversation’ webinar as part of Welsh Gvernment’s Wales Climate Week fringe programme. We welcomed special guest panellists from Cardiff University, University of Hull and Welsh Water to talk through their respective research areas before touching on both adaptations, mitigation, food standards, the circular economy and re-framing the climate debate using cultural learnings. Watch the panellists on catch up here.
Environment Platform Wales Director Dr Jennifer Geroni looks back at ten of the key points emerging from the discussions that took place at our five-day online conference in September. What are the themes and issues emerging from welsh-uplands themed conference? Read on to find out more.
Catch up with all the latest news from Environment Platform Wales, including our latest special guest webinars in association with Welsh Government, dates for your diary and opportunities for our members and followers.
As Natural Resources Wales’ Operations Manager for North East Wales – Nick Thomas has seen first hand the changing landscapes of his local moorlands. Find out more about the challenges and opportunties ahead for his home near the Clwydian Range ni North East Wales.
Ahead of our Resilience in the Welsh Uplands conference starting on Monday 14th Sept, we’re sharing this special video featuring the poem ‘My Land’ by the North Wales poet John Morris Jones read by a VERY familiar and famous face – the legendary Welsh actor Michael Sheen.
Ahead of the ‘Resilience in the Welsh Uplands – an evidence perspective’ conference 14-18th September we catch up with Aberystwyth’s Reader in Upland Agroecosystems. Meet long-term collaborator, EP Wales steering committee member and Aberystwyth IBERS staff member Mariecia Fraser, who shares the highlights of her work with Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre, her future hopes for the Welsh uplands and the wonders of mixed grazing.
As an Environment Evidence 2020 sponsor, Industry Development Manager John Richards from Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales shares how Welsh Lamb and Beef are finding new markets, developing their brand and weathering the storm of COVID-19.
Students from Cardiff University are celebrating following their successful submission to NERC’s COVID-19 Recovery Hackathon. The Hackathon called for environmental researchers, health and social science experts and data specialists to join an urgent sprint earlier this summer. Joshua Moore, Lucy Henley and Timothy Ostler from Cardiff’s prestigious School of Mathematics won the competition, we catch up with them to ask about their work and plans for the future.
As part of our Upland Voices project, we meet Barbara Jones, who has dedicated her life to monitoring and protecting the elusive Snowdon Lily. Only found on the steepest, most remote rocky outlets in Snowdonia – the alpine plant grows in only six locations. Facing freezing conditions, icy fingers and bruises is just part of the territory for Barabra, who leads the charge to montitor the plants at a number of microsites in Snowdonia. Despite being retired and the restrictions of Covid-19 on progress this year, Barabra is more determined than ever to bridge the communication gap between conservation and recreation.
As part of our Upland voices project, Mid Wales beef and sheep farmer Hywel Morgan shares the story of his family farm ar Esgairllaethdy at the foot of the Black Mountains. In this article, he outlines his concerns and worries for the future of farming and what it’s like to be a farmer in Wales in 2020. In the run-up to our Resilience in the Welsh Uplands confererence in September, we’re shining a light on seldom-heard voices currently living and working in the Welsh Uplands. Why not get involved and share your story, too?
Hear all the latest from the team at Environment Platform Wales, including Environement Evidence 2020 conference news, research and job opportunities and a chance to get involved and share your news and stories as part of our mini ‘Upland voices’ project.
As part of our ‘Upland Voices’ project, Gemma Treharne-Foose shares a glimpse of her childhood visiting family in Porth, Rhondda – and years later returning to the area to live, introducing her young daughter to the joys of wild whinberries on Glynfach mountain.
As part of our Upland Voices campaign, we’re shining a light on the stories, people and projects in Wales’ upland areas. This week, we take a look at the wellbeing and community work taking place in the Brecon area thanks to the initiatives of Powys Moorland Partnership.
We are looking for volunteer rapporteurs for our live online conference sessions in September – volunteer for just one session for us and receive an access all areas ticket for the 4-day conference as well as a credit in our post-conference report.
Read all about the latest news from the team at Environment Platform Wales: new programme announcement for our 2020 conference, photography competition winners announced, Upland Voices campaign launch as well as upcoming events and opportunities of interest to our network members.
As part of our 2020 conference ‘Resilience of the Welsh Uplands’, we’re looking for video contributions from individuals, families and groups with a special song, a reading from a story, a poem or even a recipe to share, highighting the local history of upland areas.
The winners of Environment Platform Wales’ Welsh Uplands Photography Competition have been announced ahead of the platform’s conference programme launch. The competition celebrates the life, landscape and people living or working in the Welsh Uplands, covering more than 80% of Wales.
Read more for our May news update from the team at Environment Platform Wales to find out about our fully digital conference exerience for Environment Evidence 2020 (Resilience in the Welsh uplands), how you submit a late abstract and get involved in the online event, about our Welsh Uplands photography competition & prizes as well as all latest news, information and opportunities for members and subscribers.
This is a very challenging time for everyone and can particularly challenging if your research has been put on hold or the future of your funding is now uncertain. UKRI and other funders are refocusing their efforts on measures to reduce the impact of the virus on health, the environment…
EP Wales communications lead Gemma Treharne-Foose shares some of the challenges of communicating with external audiences during the coronavirus pandemic.
Submissions wanted! We’re looking for photos depicting the Welsh Uplands: Past, Present and Future.
All the leatest news, opportunities and events fron Environment Platform Wales in February 2020.
Following the publication of the draft Clean Air Plan for Wales, Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a Clean Air Advisory Panel to provide independent expert advice on air quality matters in Wales.
* The Winter of Wonder * Read more from Environment Platform Wales in our December Newsletter Update. Election results, Our 2020 Conference date announcement, Interview with Prof Richard Lucas from Living Wales, Dates for your Diary next year…and much more.
We meet the Aberystwyth University research chair on a mission to change the way we see, understand and react to landscape-based data. The digital data bank could change the way we legislate for, build on and use the land around us. Environment Platform Wales caught up with the professor during a flying visit to Cardiff with his research team.
Find out what’s new at Environment Platform Wales in our October news roundup, including our regular instalment of opportunities, events and news updates from the world of environmental science.
Find out what we got up to at the our very first National Conference – the Marine Evidence (Wales) Conference 2019.
As part of Environment Platform Wales’ first national conference specialising in Marine Evidence, we catch up with Kat Route-Stephens, Specialist Advisor to Natural Resources Wales on Marine Industries and Energy. We meet Kat to see what makes her tick and what she’ll be discussing at her session at the Marine Evidence (Wales) conference.
We catch up with the researcher behind the Marine Social Sciences Network ahead of her presentation at the Marine Evidence (Wales) conference, hosted by Environment Platform Wales.
Find out the latest news from Environment Platform Wales in our August news update – just two weeks to go to bag your sponsorship packages and delegate tickets for the Marine Evidence (Wales) conference – don’t miss out!
EP Wales goes deeper with BBC TV’s explorer, author and presenter Will Millard, who is passionate about the environment in Wales, including it’s marine life and waterways.
With well-being a major concern (and growing market trend) across the globe, we catch up with one researcher who is shining a light on the situation closer to home. Between 2015-2018, the market value of the health and wellness market in the UK grew to 20.5bn. In Western Europe as a whole,…