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"How the countryside can help tackle the climate emergency"

Vicky Marr
By Vicky Marr
3rd May 2022

Talk from Craig Bennett, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts and former CEO of Friends of the Earth, now available online

As part of the CPRE Hampshire AGM 2022, we were delighted to welcome guest speaker, Craig Bennett. He talked on the subject of How the countryside can help tackle the climate emergency” and this talk is now available for all to view online.

More about Craig

Craig started as Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts in April 2020, with the ambition of putting a third of the UK’s land and sea into nature recovery by 2030.

He has been described as “one of the country’s top environmental campaigners”, by The Guardian as “the very model of a modern eco-general” and has been listed as one of the UK’s top “social media CEOs”.

Craig was previously CEO of Friends of the Earth where he refocused the organisation on its unique role of empowering communities to take action to tackle the climate and ecological crisis. This resulted in a step-change in the scale and impact of the movement with over 200 new Friends of the Earth community groups set up during his tenure. Craig led Friends of the Earth to numerous campaign victories including on bees, fracking and against the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

Check out more information on the The Wildlife Trusts and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Craig can be followed on Twitter @CraigBennett3.