Coal tip management is justifiably a highly emotive subject in Wales following the Aberfan tragedy in October 1966. While some historical reclamation work has been undertaken over the past 50 years, the demise of the coal industry has left a legacy of disused tips with no legal obligations placed on their owners. Now EP Wales is hosting an event to ask what can be done about Coal Tip Safety in Wales. Join us live on Zoom on 20th Sept to find out more.
Meet the new Director of Environment Platform Wales: Andy Schofield who joins the team following a career in fisheries, conservation, land management and water quality. His appointment follows two years managing the GW4 Water Security Alliance. Read more about him here, including his hopes for the platform, his passion for Bridgend Hockey Club…and Finn, his rather energetic Labrador!
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.
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.
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.
10 things that matter to the global speaker, UNESCO Geoscience Chair and BBC Presenter: making science documentaries, being an earth science champion and Scotland beating Wales (just once!) at the rugby. Chair of Geoscience communication – that’s not a title you hear every day. Is this what you set out…