Human societies are not resilient to extreme weather, according to a new report released by the Royal Society last week. Human exposure to extreme weather is set to increase with continued changes in global climate and population size, location and age.  The Resilience to Extreme Weather report identifies the regions most vulnerable to floods, droughts […]

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Running for five weeks, this is the first stage in the Sustainability Appraisal (SA) process, where the South marine plans are independently assessed to understand how they will help deliver sustainable development. The scoping report looks at sustainability issues such as communities, health and wellbeing, marine ecology and cultural heritage. MMO’s Sustainability Manager, Chris Maxwell, […]

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CIWEM: ‘Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, The Green Ribbon Political Awards were high profile accolades (and a wooden spoon) awarded to politicians, businesses and NGOs both in the UK and abroad for their environmental achievements.  Decided by a high profile panel of judges including the likes of Jonathan Porritt and respected environment journalist […]

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CIWEM have commented on the Government Announcements – http://www.ciwem.org/information-and-resources/press–media/news-list/2014/dec/the-autumn-statement-is-already-forgetting-the-floods-of-last-winter.aspx Guardian ‘Treasury plans to spend from £2.3bn budget on improving protection for 300,000 homes over six years More than 1,400 flood defence projects are to receive funding to provide better protection from flooding for hundreds of thousands of homes. The Treasury is detailing projects that will […]

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