The UK Network of Environmental Economists and the Natural Capital Initiative recently hosted a joint seminar to discuss changing policy priorities and uncertainty post-Brexit. Chaired by Joan Walley, Chair of the Aldersgate Group, participants “included economists, environmental scientists and others working for private companies, public agencies and NGOs covering a wide variety of sectors including water, […]

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Business Green – Michael Holder  Government advisory body says 25 Year Environment Plan should be legally binding and consistent with Climate Change Committee recommendations Defra must rapidly progress work to draft a legally-binding 25 Year Environment Plan if there are to be demonstrable improvements in England’s natural capital before 2020, an independent government advisory body […]

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Forest Enterprise England, the land management agency of the Forestry Commission, has become the first organisation to publish an organisation-wide Natural Capital Account. It seeks to quantify the full value of the services provided by the natural assets on its entire 254,000 hectare landholding. Although the account is initially only partial, it includes detailed management […]

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There is a growing understanding of the value of moorlands for water – two important interventions, and developing science 1. Revitalising natural landscapes can reduce flood risk – Environment Agency  The Environment Agency has flagged up that revitalising natural landscapes can reduce flood risk. Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Agency visited the uplands in […]

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