Climate Crisis: First Steps for Ecologists


Climate change is the single biggest threat to the human race in the history of our species. Man-made greenhouse gases are warming the planet, with the 20 hottest years occurring in the past 22. Sea levels are rising; biodiversity is in steep decline. As Ecologists we care about the natural world but what can we do?

This webinar will explain the basics of carbon reduction and some first steps that we and our organisations can take. It will explain the background of carbon reporting and how to report your carbon footprint, exploring Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

We will introduce CIEEM’s spreadsheet-based tool to explore how you can analyse your footprint and how to develop carbon reduction plans and monitor your success.

If participants choose, a second more detailed webinar will be arranged to go through more detailed examples and to address any issues you find in developing your own climate change action plan.


This webinar will be presented by Dr Melody Stokes. Melody worked as an engineer, providing advice on carbon reduction strategies. She supported organisations, large and small and wrote Birmingham city’s original Sustainable Energy Action Plan. She worked for the Energy Saving Trust, National Energy Foundation and in E.ON’s Sustainable Energy team.

Closer to home, Melody reduced her own carbon footprint by over 75%, ran open house events under the SuperHomes scheme and set up a carbon reduction community group.

Five years ago, Melody indulged her love of wildlife, retraining as an ecologist focussing on field surveys. She is an active member of CIEEM’s Action 2030 Group.


Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 Free
Non Member Ticket 1 Free