Dave is Principal Adviser for Health and the Environment at Natural England.
Session: Joining up thinking across the nature, climate and health crises
Strand: National policy and national context
Where: Woburn House, London
When: 15:00 – 15:45, Thursday 16th November 2023
Dave Bell leads Natural England’s Health and the Environment work. This is built on the simple fact that nature is life. It underpins everything we do. It provides us with clean air, food, water and shelter. It regulates our climate and controls disease. It is fundamental to our health and well-being. Dave’s work aims to join-up nature recovery and health plans, strategies and delivery to increase the quality and quantity of nature across England whilst also improving the physical and mental health of people and communities and reducing pressures across health and social care services. He is focused on increasing the role nature plays in decision-making across all sectors and developing new partnerships, strategies and tools to deliver thriving nature for people and the planet. He enjoys getting in his kayak for a first-had perspective on our rivers and waterways.