ABPmer:  ‘The Natural Capital Committee published its third State of Natural Capital report on 27 January 2015.  It recommends that Government, working closely with the private sector and NGOs should develop a comprehensive strategy to protect and improve natural capital. The report, prepared by eftec, presents a series of potential environmental investments that offer good economic […]

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Blogpost by Sofia Tsenikli – 26 January, 2015 at 16:30  Greenpeace  ‘It is time for Ocean Lovers worldwide to celebrate! After years of political foot-dragging, and four hectic days of negotiations at the United Nations, a breakthrough came in the wee hours of Saturday morning, 24 January: governments around the world agreed to develop a […]

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Defra ‘Defra has published a consultation on the second tranche of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). We are proposing 23 new Marine Conservation Zones in English inshore and offshore waters. You can find further information about responding to the consultation in this letter. You can find the consultation document and supporting information including details of individual sites […]

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Defra, the Northern Ireland executive, the Scottish government and the Welsh government are seeking views on the UK’s proposed programme of measures to maintain or achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) in their seas by 2020. The consultation covers programme of measures proposals for each of the 11 Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) descriptors. These relate […]

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