Climate change event: Plastic or Carbon, which is the biggest threat to the world's oceans?

Comply Direct, Skipton based leading Environmental Consultancy and Compliance scheme host climate change event at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), research facility in Liverpool.

In the last 200 years, the oceans have absorbed a third of the CO2 produced by human activities and it is estimated that in 2010 alone, 8 million metric tons of plastic waste entered the marine environment. Despite the challenge of addressing carbon and plastic in our oceans seems immense, solutions are possible to secure a living ocean for a healthy global climate.

The event aims to educate businesses on the ocean crisis, as well as explore resource efficiency and carbon initiatives that businesses can undertake to help reduce the plastic pollution and carbon in our seas. This exclusive event is taking place on Wednesday 12th October, from 10.30-3pm and has a limited number of tickets available.

Our very own Sustainability Consultant, Susanna Jackson and Resource Efficiency Leader, Christopher Smith (AssocMCIWM), are joined by some of the best in the industry as they dive into the ocean crisis and how plastic and carbon are contributing:

Joanne Williams, Sea Level Research at the National Oceanography Centre

Joanne has worked at the National Oceanography Centre since 2008. As part of the Sea Level group at NOC, she researches sea-level, tides and surges, seeking to improve the understanding of coastal flood-risk around the world. She collaborates with the Met Office and Environment Agency on UK storm surge forecasting, ensuring that the operational surge forecasts have captured the water levels observed at tide gauges around the UK.

Edward Milbank, Director at CSX Carbon

As trustee of Barningham Estate Edward has extensive experience in the rural sector including the management of peatlands and forestry. Edward is Chairman of the CLA Forestry and Woodland committee. Since 2019 Edward has been engaged with DEFRA developing Environmental Land Management (ELM) through Test and Trials and with Natural England piloting Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). Together with business partner, Andy Howard, Edward co-founded Climate Solutions Exchange (CSX), which is developing the technical infrastructure for land managers and businesses to work together to build a trusted carbon and biodiversity market.

Paul Field, HSEQ Manager at Janus International Europe Ltd

Paul has been with Janus International Europe Ltd for over 4 years and is a full Chartered Environmentalist (MIEMA CEnv). Paul’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing and green initiatives is second to none, leading him to become finalist for the 2022 Registrant Newcomer of the Year, with the Society for the Environment (SocEnv) awards. This award shines a light on professionals who have really hit the ground running having achieved REnvP, REnvTech or CEnv registration since the start of 2021.

This event provides a great networking opportunity for like-minded business who have environmental responsibility at the forefront of their business. In addition to this, provide an opportunity to learn more about the NOC and how their research is paramount to better understand the ocean in order to make a positive impact and drive change.

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