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BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2021

This year's BIG Biodiversity Challenge virtual awards ceremony will showcase and celebrate the best examples of biodiversity enhancements in construction and the wider built environment.

Online registration has now closed for this event.  If you would like to register to attend, please complete and return the booking form to James Nguyen.

Notice for new bookings from EU/EEA customers only.
CIRIA is currently unable to directly process your transaction if you are purchasing from the EU/EEA region. If you wish to book onto this event please email your request to [email protected] and we will respond in the first instance.

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge is an initiative which aims to raise awareness of the need for biodiversity to become a key component within the construction and development industry, ensuring it becomes an integrated part of planning and projects.

Now in its seventh year, the Challenge is recognised as a leading industry initiative for delivering biodiversity within construction and the built environment. Since its launch in 2013, the Challenge continues to demonstrate that, year on year, the industry excels in going that extra mile to “do one thing” to enhance biodiversity.

This year’s FREE virtual awards ceremony will showcase the best biodiversity enhancements across construction and the wider built environment. So join us as we unveil this year’s winners including the BIG Biodiversity Challenge Overall winner for 2021.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nipa Patel.

Why attend
Showcase leading practice from the BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards entries
and winners.
Raise awareness of the importance of protecting and enhancing biodiversity
in construction.
Gain inspiration to replicate award winning biodiversity improvement ideas.
Highlight your organisations’ commitment to protecting and enhancing biodiversity.
Learn from leading industry experts.

14:00 Welcome and introduction
Dirk Vennix, CEO, CIRIA
14:05 Guest speaker  
Gill Perkins, CEO, Bumblebee Conservation Trust
14:20 Guest speaker
David Elliott, Chief Executive, Trees for Cities
14:35 Big Biodiversity Challenge Awards presentations Master of Ceremonies: Jim McClelland, Founder & Editor, SustMeme
16:00 Closing remarks

Who should attend
Local authorities
Landscape Architects

Awards sponsors include:



Wednesday 15 September 2021
14:00 - 16:00

CIRIA members:  Free
Non-members:  Free

Please sign in or create an account to register online for this event.
If you are experiencing issues registering online, please complete and return the booking form to James Nguyen.
Alternatively please contact us on 020 7549 3300 or email [email protected]

Joining instructions will be sent 10 days before the event. The link to attend the webinar is strictly personal and should not be shared.

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Further information
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