Valuing Treescapes: a free MEMBRA conference hosted in Exeter
July 16 - July 18
MEMBRA are delighted to invite people to attend the Valuing Treescapes Conference that will be hosted at the University of Exeter on July 16-18 2024.
This event will consider a ‘rights of nature’ approach to existing and new treescapes could inform their protection and further
development in the UK. Outputs from this event will include a co-written report on language, ethics, and narratives that can challenge, and provide alternative models for, the utilitarian, monetised valuation of trees in the ‘ecosystem services’ framework
This event will explore the additional dimensions of ‘value’ to treescapes, and foreground the importance of language in tree description and depiction during policy recommendations on the future of treescapes.
This event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders who will attempt to define the value of Treescapes. These include scientists, artists, lawyers and classicists.
Proposed draft session titles include:
> Trees and the Law
> Navigating tree-based ethics
> Observing tree behaviour
>Implementing tree agency
Invited speakers will be announced early in 2024.
The Registration page is now OPEN!
The event has capacity for 80 delegates to attend the meeting for FREE.
Please apply to attend the meeting here ->
The event will begin after lunch on Tuesday July 16th and end with lunch on Thursday July 18th.