Dr Gemma Jerome is the Director of Building with Nature. She is an environmental planner specialising in the design, delivery, and stewardship of green infrastructure. Building with Nature is the UK’s first green infrastructure benchmarks, standards which provide planners and developers with evidence-based, how-to, guidance on delivering high-quality green infrastructure.
In this video, Dr Jerome introduces the benchmarks by highlighting the role green infrastructure plays in supporting the climate emergency. She further addresses the need for local authorities to work with local stakeholders to develop context-driven nature recovery strategies which benefit the local area.
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According to the National Biodiversity Network, since 1970, 41% of species have decreased in abundance in the UK. In this video Dr Gemma Jerome discusses the role green infrastructure plays in supporting the climate emergency and the need for nature recovery to be developed in line with the WWF CORE Standards to ensure nature recovery is carried out within the contexts of the local area.
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