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Working with Nature: Focus on Forests

October 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come and meet the experts on the potential for transforming our extractive economy to a ‘nature-positive economy’ – with a focus on new projects in re-forestation and forestry-based enterprises. In addition, there will be time to network with Trinity researchers and Irish nature-based enterprises working in this area.


Jane Stout: Professor of Ecology and Vice-President for Biodiversity and Climate Action at Trinity College Dublin, speaking about Trinity’s plans for transforming itself to a nature-positive campus.

ML Rhodes: Co-Director of the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) in the Trinity Business School, speaking about the ‘nature-positive’ programme of research in the CSI, the UForest project and the upcoming community tree-planting event in Darndale.

Martha O’Hagan-Luff: co-Principal investigator in FOREST project, speaking about the environmental, societal and economic impacts of recovering native forest biodiversity and innovative financial instruments to support afforestation.

Ian Whitehead: Member of the European Forest Institute (EFI) Resilience Team in Bonn, DE, introducing the audience to the new UF Alliance and the potential for transformation through Forestry-related Nature-based Solutions.

Kieran FarrellResponsible for the Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform at Horizon Nua, speaking about the different nature-based enterprise communities of practice currently bubbling up across Europe.




October 18, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Trinity Business School


McNabb Lecture Theatre, Trinity Business School