Tickets for the event are now sold out, however, if you would like to join a waiting list for the event please contact CLA Marketing and Partnership Executive Tahirih McLaren Brown.

Cavendish Conference Centre, London - 2 July 2019

Join us for the CLA’s Climate Change Summit on 2 July in London to hear from academic and industry experts who will explore the risks and opportunities climate change offers landowners.

There are many opportunities open to landowners like you to build climate change resilience.

The Summit will highlight how you can adapt to the changing environment and meet the growing demands to minimise environmental impact.

You will get inspiration from business leaders on how you can improve your business, identify opportunities and assess the likely impacts climate change could have.


Dr Paul Thomas


Lord Deben

Dr Paul Thomas FRSA
Mycorrhizal Systems

Dr Thomas will be giving his views on the opportunities tree planting can play in combatting climate change.


Lord Deben
Chair, Climate Change Committee and Former Secretary of State for Defra

Lord Deben will be sharing his views and thoughts on the challenges and opportunities for landowners from climate change.

Nicola Spence

   Professor Nick Sotherton

Nicola Spence
Chief Plant Health Officer and Deputy Director for plant and bee health for Defra

Nicola Spence will discuss the impact of climate change on plant health. 


Professor Nick Sotherton
Director of Research, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Professor Sotherton will be discussing the impact of climate change on habitats. 

 Christianne Glossop    

Christianne Glossop 
Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales 

Christianne Glossop will discuss the impact of climate change on animal health. 


Tom Heathcote, 

Knight Frank 

Tom will provide practical insights on what action you can take to ensure your business is climate change ready.

 Archie Ruggles-Brise    

Archie Ruggles-Brise

Spains Hall Estate, Essex

Spain’s Hall Estate has put together a natural flood management project for the local community, which has involved the use of beavers, who have not been present in Essex for 400 years.


Dr Rebecca Wheeler

Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter 

Rebecca will provide an overview of current climate change trends and what the impacts could be for rural businesses.


 Andy Griffiths    Graham Ramsbottom

Andy Griffiths

Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Nestlé UK Ltd

Andy will set out Nestle’s approach to tackling climate change including how it impacts on their relationships with farmers and landowners.


 Graham Ramsbottom

Chief Executive, Wheatsheaf Group

Graham will discuss how climate change ss impacting on investment decisions the Wheatsheaf Group is making



 Henry Cator    Chris Collins

Henry Cator

Water Resources East

Henry will share how WRE is working strategically with others to manage water wisely in the east of England


 Chris Collins 

Professional of Environmental Chemistry, University of Reading

Chris will be communicating the impact of climate change on soil and the lasting effects it could have



 Barry Gardiner    

Barry Gardiner

Shadow Climate Change Minister

Barry will set out the Labour Party’s views on climate change and the role of landowners in tackling it 




Tickets for the event are now sold out, however, if you would like to join a waiting list for the event please contact CLA Marketing and Partnership Executive Tahirih McLaren Brown.

Limited partnership opportunities are available. To find out more, please contact Lucy Wykes on 0207 460 7944 or