Joseph Bull on "Nature Positive: fact or fiction?"


Jan 27




Online & in-person at School of Geography & Environment


Joseph Bull, Wadham's Tutorial Fellow in Biology presents on "Nature Positive: fact or fiction?" Open to members of the public.


Biodiversity loss is one of the great global challenges of our time. If we are ever to address and ultimately reverse biodiversity loss, we must face the difficult truth that amongst its most substantial drivers are consumption and trade. As such, to arrest declines in biodiversity, we may all have to change the way we live and do business.

The idea of ‘Nature Positive’ builds on decades of scientific work and hard-fought environmental policy gains, and suggests that we can: (a) quantify the direct and indirect impacts of organisations on biodiversity; (b) substantially reduce those impacts; and, (c) reverse them, to the extent that we begin to see global biodiversity recovery. It is a great narrative – but is it fundamentally a fiction, or do the facts suggest it might actually be possible? In this talk, I will explore this question empirically, from the perspective of working right on the boundary between academia and industry.


This event is both in-person and online. There will be a drinks reception after the event and everyone is welcome.

The in-person venue is the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford, Main lecture theatre, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY.

The event will be hosted online via Zoom. Joining instructions will be provided after booking.

Details of additional seminars in the series can be found here.

Find out more about Joseph Bull here.