Landscape Innovation Conference

Thank you to all the speakers, experts and delegates of the Landscape Innovation Conference - their valuable contributions led to the success of the day.

Thank you also for the wonderful hospitality offered by the University of Sussex.

Landscape Innovation Conference presentations

Click links below to listen to presentations from all the Conference speakers.


  • Fran Southgate setting the context (5.18 mins)
  • Bella Lack (16.07 mins)
  • David Saddington (27.59 mins)


Panel Discussion

Designing Futures & Tor Lawrence closing speech

What’s been happening since the conference

Our intention for the Landscape Innovation Conference is for it to be a springboard for continued action for biodiversity and climate change. With that in mind, here is some information that you may find useful as an update :-
Since the Conference, Sussex Wildlife Trust has :-

  • Agreed funding for follow-up events
  • Is exploring the potential for the creation of a unified Sussex climate vision, and has been offered some funding to support this
  • Is working more closely with local Councils on Climate change, Biodiversity and Wilding strategies including Wilder Horsham District
  • Helped set up a new Cuckmere & Combe haven Natural Flood Management project, in partnership with the EA, High Weald AONB, SE Water and SE Rivers Trust
  • Announced the granting of a licence to introduce beavers at the Knepp Estate rewilding project
  • Is working to define the role of carbon accounting in our Local Nature Partnership Natural Capital Strategy , and is defining which nature based solutions we can support for climate and biodiversity
  • Announced the granting of a local byelaw which is a major milestone in restoring natural kelp forests to our marine ecosystems
  • Funded 5 community climate action projects, in addition to the winner of our Conference climate change competition
  • Is discussing ways of linking farmers and landowners to support to enable them to adapt to climate change, and to deliver public goods for public money
  • Has continued delivering all of the work that we do to maintain and restore biodiversity and natural capital in Sussex, and to engage people with nature

In this section

Landscape Innovation Blogs

Latest blogs,news and discussion

Useful links and projects

Resources for Landscape Innovation Conference delegates

Landscape Innovation Conference Speaker Biographies

Speaker Biographies