Archive for 'Richard Benyon'
New UK commitments will require sourcing of sustainable palm oil by 2015, reducing deforestation and peatland damage, and the resulting impacts of palm oil production on biodiversity, climate change and land rights.
A campaign encouraging the public to ‘Love Your River’ aims to highlight the link between river health and water use, so that people understand and value water and take action to improve their local rivers.
During his visit to India for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad Environment Minister Richard Benyon also visited sustainable businesses that protect the environment and operate profitably.
Meeting in Hyderabad, India for the 11th meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, countries agreed to double the resources allocated to halting the decline in animal and plant species globally by 2015.
21-22 March 2012, Oxford: the 2012 Waterwise conference will explore successes and failures of past attempts to improve water efficiency, drawing conclusions about the best ways to get people to buy-in to water efficiency.
The new Green Infrastructure Partnership will support the creation of more green space for England's towns and cities, bringing the many benefits of connecting with nature to more people.
A new code of practice highlights the environmental, social and economic problems which invasive non-native plants can cause and provides advice to all involved in horticulture on basic steps to minimise their impact.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's campaign to end the waste of fish discards, a perverse consequence of quotas designed to protect fish species, wins hundreds of thousands of supporters, including the UK Fisheries Minister.
The recent report for business from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) encourages business to incorporate the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services in all decision-making.
A new project to promote procurement of sustainable palm oil in China is developing policy recommendations for more sustainable sourcing. The project will exchange learning with new UK research to map use of palm oil.