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Consultation – Nature Recovery Green Paper: Protected Sites and Species

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m. 11th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on initial policy proposals regarding protected sites and species. The Government’s targets are to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030, and to halt species decline by 2030. The proposals set out in the Green Paper support these ambitions and include options to

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Consultation: Environment Act 2021 Environmental Targets

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m., 11th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on proposed new environmental targets under the Environment Act 2021. The Act requires that at least one target in each of four priority areas is set in: air, water, biodiversity, and resource efficiency and waste reduction. It also requires targets to be set for

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What’s Happening on the North West Coast 2022 Pilot Report

The aims of the ‘What’s Happening on the North West Coast’ pilot report are to: provide a comprehensive overview of strategic actions and policies at sub-regional or regional scale of significance for the North West coast, and which contribute to creating a more sustainable future for our coast help organisations working on the coast to

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Collaborative Coastal Projects in North West England Workshop – Outputs Available

A brief summary report of the workshop and breakout sessions, plus the presentations on the day are available to download below. This half day workshop, which took place on 23rd February 2022, was delivered by the North West Coastal Forum as part of a Regional Demonstration Project: ‘Exploring the Benefits of a Regional Approach to

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Historic UNEP Resolution: ‘End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument’

A historic resolution was reached at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi on 2nd March. Representatives from  175 nations endorsed a resolution to end plastic pollution and create an international legally binding agreement by 2024. The resolution addresses the full lifecycle of plastic, including production, design and disposal. As well as climate change implications and

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Bathing Water Quality Statistics

Defra has published statistics summarising the statistics on English coastal and inland bathing waters in 2021 and their compliance with the 2013 Bathing Water Regulations. In summary, out of the 417 bathing waters measured in England: 413 (99%) met at least the minimum standard under the Regulations with 295 of these classified as ‘excellent’, 100 classified as

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WAMM: A Collaborative Approach to Coastal Management – webinar recording now available

Connecting coastal and upstream environments – a link to a recording of the event is below Organised by: The Catchment Based Approach & Coastal Partnership Network The WAMM (Wholescape Approach to Marine Management) project was established to help drive closer collaboration between the Catchment Based Approach ‘CaBA’ Partnerships, Coastal Partnerships and the Coastal Partnerships Network

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Collaborative Coastal Projects in NW England Workshop 23rd February 2022

Event finished – outputs now available – see separate news item. The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce we are holding a half-day workshop on collaborative coastal projects in North West England on Wednesday 23rd February 2022.  The aim of the workshop is to bring together organisations delivering coastal projects in partnership with

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Closed – Survey: What’s Happening on the North West Coast 2022?

The survey has now closed and the Pilot Report is now available – see separate news item. The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce it’s receiving funding through the Championing Coastal Coordination fund to create a comprehensive ‘What’s Happening on the North West Coast’ report. This report will bring together strategic actions and

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Consultation: Draft River Basin Management Plans

Consultation closes 22nd April 2022 The Environment Agency is consulting on  updating the river basin management plans that fall entirely within England  along with those for the Severn and Northumbria which lie partly in Wales and Scotland. The EA  will use the information provided in producing updates to the current river basin management plans which

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