Archive for 'natural environment'
Over the last five years Natural England has managed a programme of projects to deliver a natural environment legacy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, supporting the aim to be the most sustainable Games ever.
The follow-on phase of the UK NEA, the first analysis of the economic and social benefits of the UK’s natural environment, is building the evidence base, communicating the messages and informing new initiatives.
Defra's Green Food Project has published its initial conclusions on the challenges of increasing food production and enhancing the environment in England, drawing on the project sub groups and online forum.
One year on from the first white paper on the natural environment in 20 years, Defra's staff magazine Landscape reviews progress across the white paper's measures to take account of the value of nature in decision making.
New Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit and guidance to help deliver large infrastructure projects that promote sustainable development by supporting growth and protecting most valued habitats and species.
12 June 2012, London: examining The Natural Choice: securing the value of nature - the first White Paper for over 20 years on the natural environment - which placed the value of nature at the centre of the nation's choices.
Caroline Spelman has announced the 12 winners of the competition to select the first Nature Improvement Areas, to create wildlife havens, restore habitats and encourage local people to get involved with nature.
Defra's recent water white paper, Water for Life, sets out a vision for future water management that addresses the natural environment, water's role in the green economy and the necessity of affordable water for everyone.
Air quality is of great importance to us all, yet addressing it can be seen to be a barrier to development. Hard choices and changes to our behaviour are needed to reduce air pollution and its impact on public health and the environment.
26 October 2011, London: examining issues facing our natural environment and biodiversity, in the context of the recent Natural Environment White Paper, and how collaboration can help to protect the natural environment.