The UK faces a range of environmental challenges that require action to ensure the Government’s aims, set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan, are met. The project includes a rapid evidence review, a series of six wider community engagement events and five public dialogue workshops which will support Defra to better understand people’s values and priorities for the environment. The project and will generate options for taking these values and priorities into account in environmental policymaking.
The findings from the rapid evidence review and the first three of the wider community engagement events will feed into the over-arching questions asked at the dialogue workshops. The findings and conclusions from these workshops will be tested in three final community engagement events.
Involve is responsible for designing and delivering the dialogue workshops. These will take place between January and April in London, Hull, Chesterfield and Kendal. A final workshop, involving a group of participants from each of the previous four workshops will finish this stage of the work. This last workshop will give the participants a chance to engage with, strengthen and challenge our emerging findings from the previous four workshops.