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Sustainability Delivery Group

Harnessing the industry's expertise to deliver sustainability

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At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. 

 

With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

ENVIRONMENT CONSULTING STAFF BY REGION

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EXPERT TALKS FROM JACOBS

Hear experts from JACOBS share their expertise in our free Expert Talks

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Natural Capital

Natural Capital: A Framework for Assessing the Delivery of Co-Benefits through UN SDGs to Leverage Partnership Funding on Coastal Projects

13 March 2024, 1-2pm

Using the UN SDGs as a basis, the Resilient Coasts project seeks to develop a framework to assess the links between the potential benefits and outcomes of the Resilient Coast project and the UN SDGs, as well as the alignment of the SDGs with the plans and policies of potential investors. This Talk will see Joshua Walpole, Coastal Project Officer - Property and Asset Management at Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Katie Chorlton, Senior Consultant (Natural Capital Approaches) at Jacobs share insights on the framework..

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Social Value

Social Value of Nature Recovery: Safeguarding our Future

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The Dasgupta Review made clear that our economics are embedded in nature, not external to them. It is an economic imperative therefore that we invest in nature recovery and reverse the alarming trend of nature loss. By the same token, there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the link between the natural environment and our individual and community health and wellbeing. In this session, we will apply a social value lens to nature recovery, looking at the myriad ways that nature recovery generates value for society and how this might be leveraged to come up with innovative solutions for funding, finance and delivery.

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Natural Capital

Counting what matters – what do we really mean by ‘best-value’ solutions?

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This Sustainability Delivery Group Expert Talk, held in partnership with Jacobs, will explore the positives and negatives of the current ways of assessing ‘total value’, and where we need to get better evidence to provide a more robust analysis.

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Energy

What Role do Energy Networks Play in Energy Transition?

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Exploring what role energy networks play in energy transition. We believe that there are opportunities for avoiding and deferring new infrastructure, to deliver infrastructure in time and to move away from traditional solutions through better early assessment of possible solutions.

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Infrastructure

What if… there is a better way for our major programmes to deliver sustainable outcomes?

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Chris Sowerby, Head of Discipline for Sustainable Infrastructure at Jacobs, will define sustainable programme delivery and explore what it means for sustainability to be truly embedded and successful in maximising economic, social and environmental outcomes

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Natural Capital

Land-Based Approach to Natural Capital Asset Management: Building Towards a Better Management of Natural Resources

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Yolande Macklin will present current research conducted for the Environment Agency on the development of a novel natural capital approach to evaluate the sustainability benefits from remediating and redeveloping contaminated brownfield sites. This proof-of-concept co-designed research is helping the Environment Agency develop new methods to measure and communicate the social, economic and environmental value of remediating contaminated sites to optimise the planning, funding and delivery of its land contamination functions.

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Natural Capital

Co-funding and Partnership Delivery

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In this Sustainability Delivery Group Expert Talk, held in partnership with Jacobs, we will look at how we can approach this requirement, using a combination of traditional and innovative approaches, to create new market funding and finance opportunities.

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Flood Risk

Co-developing resilient catchment solutions and pathways

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In this Sustainability Delivery Group Expert Talk, held in partnership with Jacobs, we will demonstrate the importance of the independent systems’ integrator role in bringing together diverse stakeholders to agree on a common vision, and how this has played out in real-life scenarios

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Energy

How can we Enable a Secure, Sustainable and Just Energy Transition?

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We will introduce what the energy transition is and the key drivers behind this change. We will discuss and explore the challenges for its implementation, and what this means to us as a society.

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Natural Capital

What if… nature-based solutions provide the answer to both the climate and ecological crises?

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Penny Borton, Principal Sustainability Consultant at Jacobs, will explore the role natural capital approaches and nature-based solutions can play in meeting net zero carbon targets.

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Natural Capital

Biodiversity Net Gain: Supporting Nature Recovery

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In this session, we will provide an update on the latest announcements from the Government on mandatory BNG. This is expected to coincide with the introduction of mandatory BNG for Town and County Planning Applications and to have been preceded by secondary legislation and written guidance on a host of topics. To illustrate how the evolution of mandatory BNG is influencing the environmental design on major projects, Sally will be joined by colleagues Matt Hobbs and Nicholas Westerman who will showcase a number of case studies where project design and outcomes are being shaped by the need to deliver net gain and in doing so can contribute to nature recovery.  

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Net Zero

Blue Carbon: Enabling Decarbonisation and Wider Benefits through Saltmarsh Restoration

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Blue carbon environments are critical along the world’s coasts and facilitate many other ecosystem services. This talk will explore the role saltmarshes play in helping to decarbonise our environment and providing wider societal and economic benefits. Jacobs will discuss current progress in science and UK policy to support the restoration of these important habitats, supported by case studies.

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Energy

What Role do Energy Storage and Hydrogen Play in the Energy Transition?

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Looking at the critical role of energy storage in the energy transition, and will introduce Jacobs’ modelling of the optimum combination of short, medium and long duration storage solutions to meet net zero by 2050 and eliminate fossil fuelled generation by 2035, at least cost.

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Infrastructure

What if… taking an inclusivity-led approach to design can help us solve our sustainability challenges?

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Lynsey Clarke, Director of Sustainability at Jacobs, will be joined by Maria Kouridou, Senior Urban Planner; Andrew Linfoot, Director of Landscape Architecture; and Rachael Blake, People and Transformation Lead in Jacobs’ Major Projects team.

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Digital

What if… digital by default was not just an aspiration?

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Lynsey Clarke, Director of Sustainability at Jacobs, will be joined by Maria Kouridou, Senior Urban Planner; Andrew Linfoot, Director of Landscape Architecture; and Rachael Blake, People and Transformation Lead in Jacobs’ Major Projects team.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jan Walstrom

Senior Vice President

Jacobs

Country: United Kingdom

Tel: +1 720.286.2534

Email: jan.walstrom@jacobs.com

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