http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-risks-report-2015 The Global Risks Landscape, as defined by the survey, highlights five global risks that stand out as both highly likely and highly potentially impactful (upper right quadrant of Figure 1). Interstate conflict has significantly leaped up both dimensions since 2014, arguably reflecting recent geopolitical conflicts that are fuelling geopolitical and social instability. As last […]

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Thanks to Bruce Horton for highlighting this report that puts flesh on the bones of the major international challenges facing the water sector A new WWF report examines the physical, regulatory and reputational risks around water management that UK businesses face, both domestically and internationally. It sets out a water stewardship framework to help businesses […]

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The Environment Agency and the Angling Trust announce an additional £50,000 of funding as part of the ‘Fishery Improvement Fund’  Yet more fisheries are set to benefit from an additional £50,000 later this summer as part of the hugely successful ‘Fishery Improvement Fund’. The funding comes from the Environment Agency’s rod licence sales. Building on […]

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Ministerial Duties at Defra George Eustace seems to have retained his previous brief covering food and farming brief and which also includes marine. There is lots of cross over with the water brief on issues like land-use and CAP and catchment management. Rory Stewart   EdieNet: The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed […]

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