In this webinar on 16 April, Professor Jim Harris FRSB, FIAgrE discussed how tackling biodiversity loss and net zero and negative carbon together will make our solutions more impactful.

During the session, Professor Harris discussed:

  • the alarming rate in which we are losing species,
  • how we can make our solutions more impactful,
  • the value of nature and reconnecting society with it at all levels - especially economics - to regenerate the planet and ourselves.

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Whether you attended the event and would like to conduct some background reading, or if you couldn't make it but would like to know more about the topic, your free Alumni Library Online (ALO) can help you stay informed.

Here are a few examples of the articles you can read via your ALO:


Artmann, M. (2023). Human-nature resonance in times of social-ecological crisis – a relational account for sustainability transformation. Ecosystems and People, 19(1).

Beery, T., Stahl Olafsson, A., Gentin, S., Maurer, M., Stålhammar, S., Albert, C., Bieling, C., Buijs, A., Fagerholm, N., Garcia‐Martin, M., Plieninger, T., & M. Raymond, C. (2023a). Disconnection from nature: Expanding our understanding of human–nature relations. People and Nature, 5(2), 470–488.

Cooke, S. J., Michaels, S., Nyboer, E. A., Schiller, L., Littlechild, D. B. R., Hanna, D. E. L., Robichaud, C. D., Murdoch, A., Roche, D., Soroye, P., Vermaire, J. C., Nguyen, V. M., Young, N., Provencher, J. F., Smith, P. A., Mitchell, G. W., Avery-Gomm, S., Davy, C. M., Buxton, R. T., … Auld, G. (2022). Reconceptualizing conservation. PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, 1(5), e0000016.

Hariram, N. P., Mekha, K. B., Suganthan, V., & Sudhakar, K. (2023). Sustainalism: An Integrated Socio-Economic-Environmental Model to Address Sustainable Development and Sustainability. Sustainability, 15(13), 10682.

Mikusiński, G., Elbakidze, M., Orlikowska, E. H., Skaltsa, I. G., Żmihorski, M., & Iwińska, K. (2023). Elucidating human–nature connectedness in three EU countries: A pro‐environmental behaviour perspective. People and Nature, 5(5), 1577–1591.

Schlosser, P., Rockström, J., Edwards, C., Mirazo, P., Heilemann, A., Kitzmann, N. H., & Krobjinski, S. L. (2023). Accelerating transformations for a just, sustainable future: 10 ‘Must Haves.’ Global Sustainability, 6, e17.

Soga, M., & Gaston, K. J. (2023). Nature benefit hypothesis: Direct experiences of nature predict self‐reported pro‐biodiversity behaviors. Conservation Letters, 16(3), e12945.

van Heel, B. F., van den Born, R. J. G., & Aarts, N. (2024). A Multidimensional Approach to Strengthening Connectedness with Nature in Everyday Life: Evaluating the Earthfulness Challenge. Sustainability, 16(3).

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