Briefing paper

Creative spaces for nature: how creative organisations and artists can support biodiversity, habitats, and ecosystems

Arts Biodiversity conservation Green infrastructure United Kingdom
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As guide to the ways in which the creative sector can respond to the biodiversity crisis, this report focuses on green infrastructure, single-use plastics, and the move away from unsustainable sources, such as palm oil. It provides a variety of case studies of successes and ongoing challenges from across the UK and global arts and cultural sector.

The report explores:

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY BIODIVERSITY? Millions of years of knowledge learned by species within the complex webs they create through their interactions. 

SPOTLIGHT: BIODIVERSITY IN THE UK Drivers of biodiversity loss in the UK, which as been described as “one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world.

THREATS TO BIODIVERSITY Drivers of biodiversity loss in the UK - An analysis of changes in land and sea use; direct exploitation of organisms; climate change; pollution; and invasive alien species.

OPPORTUNITY: AREAS FOR ACTION An analysis of capital development and place-making; outdoor events; procurement donations and tree-planting.

SPOTLIGHT: PALM OIL The disastrous impacts of palm oil on deforestation and biodiversity loss based on research published by the IUCN

Publication Details
Publication Year:
2019