The government’s covi-19 recovery strategy includes (largely already committed) money for ‘shovel ready’ projects covering hospitals, schools and transport. But, apart from a recommitment to reforest parts of the country by planting more than 75,000 acres of trees every year by 2025, there is little to please the environmental sector.
There is just £40m for local conservation projects and little else on the green aspects of the recovery. The much-delayed National Infrastructure Strategy, which will outline how £100bn will be spent over this parliament, will not be published until the Autumn.
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