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FIRNS: Community Engagement and Benefits Webinar

4 April 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On the 4th of April at 12pm, the Green Finance Institute will host the second in a series of webinars in support of the Facility for Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (FIRNS). Register here

This webinar focuses on Community Engagement and Benefits including:

  • What Community Engagement and Benefits (CE&B) means in the context of nature-based projects
  • Why project developers should undertake CE&B, and the benefits it offers to projects
  • How to undertake CE&B, practical steps and advice on how to start a Community Engagement plan.
  • The importance of Community Engagement & Benefits in the context of a Just Transition, as supported by the Interim Principles of Responsible Investment in Natural Capital
  • The focus of Community Engagement and Benefits within the FIRNS and the dual funding stream from the National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Where to go for further resources, and future webinar topics

The webinar also hosts a panel of third party project developers and advisers, who will share their advice on how to approach Community Engagement and Benefits. The panel includes:

  • Claire Thirlwall, Community Engagement Consultant, Thirlwall Associates
  • Emma Cooper, Head of Land Rights and Responsibilities, Scottish Land Commission
  • Zoe Laird, Regional Head of Communities Infrastructure, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Marian Bruce, Enterprise Manager, Affric Highlands


If you have any further questions or comments, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Disclaimer: This event will be recorded. Recordings will be published on the NatureScot FIRNS page and those of partner organisations. Registrants’ details will be shared with FIRNS partner organisations.


4 April 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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