Tag Archives: Environment

Past event – Coastal Challenge Summit, 24th April, London

Update – the workshop has taken place and a summary report will be produced. The Coastal Partnerships Network, working the Coastal Communities Alliance and the LGA Coastal Special Interest Group, is hosting a Coastal Challenge Event on 24th April, in London. The North West Coastal Forum, through our involvement on the CPN Committee, is involved in

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Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan Published

‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’ sets out the UK Government’s commitments to improve the environment within a generation. It sets goals environmental improvements and details how Government will work with businesses and communities to achieve the goals over the next 25 years.  The plan sits alongside two other government

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Living Waters for Wales Update by NRW

Natural Resources Wales has recently produced their firth Water Framework Directive update. The newsletter is filled with examples of projects which are delivering a better water environment for the people, environment and businesses of Wales. The newsletter includes: River Basin Management Plan Update Water Watch Wales The restoration of afforested deep peat on the Welsh Government Woodland

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State of Nature Report 2016 Published

The updated State of Nature Report has been published with the RSPB as a key partner in the report. 50 wildlife organisations have worked together to produce the report which provides a progress report for the UKs native wildlife. Key findings from the report are summarised here: Between 1970 and 2013, 56% of species declined,

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Government Announces Microbeads Ban

The government have recently announced plans to ban microbeads found in cosmetics and personal care products. These tiny pieces of plastic, commonly referred to as microbeads, once washed down the drain often make it into the marine environment which build up and are swallowed by marine life. The government is starting to collect evidence on other

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report

The Committee on Climate Change have released their Synthesis report, UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report (CCRA): priorities for the next five years. Key messages from the report detail that: The global climate is changing, with greenhouse gas emissions from human activity the dominant cause. Global emissions will need to peak soon and then

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Consultation on Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning

Closes 5th September English Heritage is currently seeking feedback on a series of recently published Good Practice Advice Notes aimed at helping local planning authorities, applicants, consultants,  and other interested parties to implement the historic environmental policy contained within the National Planning Policy Framework and related guidance. The Good Practice Advice Notes published in July 2014 are: Historic Environment

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