Collaboration for a Thriving Planet: NbSI joins forces with the Oxford Smith School

Nat Seddon at COP28
Professor Nathalie Seddon leads an interdisciplinary team at Nature-based Solutions Initiative.

We are delighted to announce that the Nature-based Solutions Initiative has partnered with the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, with Professor Nathalie Seddon now leading her interdisciplinary team under both the Smith School (in the Department of Geography) and the Department of Biology.

“A healthy biodiverse natural world is the foundation of a thriving economy, so I’m delighted to continue my work on nature-based solutions alongside Smith School colleagues in economics, finance, law and other disciplines,” said Nathalie. “By strengthening our work together, we can help answer the urgent questions raised by climate change and biodiversity loss, identify holistic, equitable and genuinely sustainable solutions to these crises, and in so doing transform the economy so that is in service of life, rather than its unravelling”.

Nathalie is also Director of the Agile Initiative and a Senior Research Fellow at Wadham College and the Oxford Martin School. In addition, she sits on the UK Climate Change Committee and is a trustee of the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance. She trained as an evolutionary ecologist at Cambridge University and has over 25 years of research experience in a variety of ecosystems across the globe.

“Professor Seddon is well known for her ground-breaking work on nature-based solutions to societal challenges, so it is wonderful to welcome her formally into the Oxford Smith School community, and to have the opportunity to build on our existing collaborations,” said Professor Mette Morsing, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

To support this collaboration, we are recruiting a Deputy Director for the Nature-based Solutions Initiative. Do get in touch if you are interested in applying for this exciting new post.