The Global Synthesis Report, highlights findings of the four-year ProEcoServ, the GEF funded and flagship project of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) focused on the valuation and mainstreaming of ecosystem services into policy design, studied four pilot countries: South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam and Chile. Report details ecosystem services of almost one billion […]

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COAST ‘Despite considerable pressure from the mobile fishing lobby, who seem intent on ruining the Scottish Government’s best efforts to create a well-managed network of MPAs, Richard Lochhead is determined Scotland will have a credible MPA network. At the recent Inshore Fisheries Conference (October 2015) he said ‘Scotland’s seas are not owned by any one […]

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Defra ‘George Eustice, Minister of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, made a written statement in Parliament on the Marine licensing recovery policy. [‘Recovery’ – in his context means that the Minister can recover the decision making process] A copy is attached: Written Ministerial Statement  The changes to the marine licensing process allow […]

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