Where Next for the Environment? A Virtual Live Briefing with David Kennedy, Director General, Food, Farming & Biosecurity, Defra

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As of January 1 2021, a new policy framework applies to to UK citizens and businesses both at home and at the border. This has meant a substantial change to the way we interact with the natural environment at an industrial, legislative, and civic level.

Join us to hear from David Kennedy, Director General for Food, Farming and Biosecurity at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as he discusses the UK’s domestic environment agenda going forward, as well as the department's priorities in this space.

By tuning in you will:

  • Understand the changes that have been made to the policy frameworks governing our interaction with the environment, and what that means for business, government and civil society.
  • Hear about the challenges and opportunities involved in the UK's ability to set its own legislative agenda, as well as where we can expect continued collaboration with the EU and the rest of the world.
  • Have the unique opportunity to pose your questions directly to one of the government's leading figures on the environment and climate change.
  • David Kennedy

    Director General for Food, Farming and Biosecurity

    Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

    David was appointed as Director General for Food, Farming and Animal and Biosecurity at Defra in January 2017. Before that he was the UK Department for International Development’s first Director General for Economic Development. He was also the founding Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, an independent advisory body to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations. He has previously worked on development finance, strategy and investment at the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.


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