“Biodiversity and climate change are inextricably linked, and the built environment can do much to help during this time.
But we need to educate and show our industry colleagues that it is not just business as usual and a few more trees.”
Constructive Voices is perfectly positioned as a global communications channel and educational resource to assist the built environment during this critical time.
Originally established as a podcast in April 2021, Constructive Voices quickly gained a worldwide audience who seek to learn from top authorities in the built environment sectors. Currently the podcast is ranked in the top 1.5% of all podcasts worldwide. From the early days, the production team sought out some of the most important topics of our time. Round Tables have brought together panellists from the World Meteorological Organisation, the World Green Building Council, AtkinsRéalis, Trimble, Pick Everard, and Earth Trust.Panellists explored issues such as the outcomes of COP26, COP27 and analysed biodiversity in the built environment. Through some of the relationships built up over time, Constructive Voices has gathered an exceptional group of experts to produce a training series inspired by the BNG law that comes into force in the UK in November 2023. For the Beyond Biodiversity Net Gain training series, the Constructive Voices team are working with one of Britain’s much-loved naturalists, multi-award winning author and Guardian journalist, Mark Cocker. Along with a team of top UK ecologists, landscape architects, environmental lawyers and trail blazing organisations such as Earth Trust. There will be highly relevant case studies along with plenty of essential information. The series will be accessible online via the Constructive Voices Learning Centre. While the Beyond Biodiversity Net Gain training series has been inspired the UK law, it will also be very useful globally. Running parallel to this will be regular podcasts and the streaming radio station to continually disperse important global conversations to those in the built environment and beyond.