An environmental review of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has been published by Defra.  providing insights into the effectiveness of the EMFF scheme in delivering environmental benefits (one of the key thrusts of the scheme). One of the benefits of the EMFF is that the scheme has broad eligibility criteria.  Interviews with stakeholders […]

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£4m for green prescribing and £5m pilot to establish a Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment. Drop in the ocean for the environmental pressures we face. Environment Secretary George Eustice has set out his vision for a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Read the speech here.

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Lots more news and initiatives around this still relatively recent concept. We can’t keep track of them all, but here’s a taster. Scathing Natural Capital Committee report The government announced millions of pounds to help other countries meet a range of environmental objectives. Sadly, however, it is failing to meet its own. The latest report […]

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Latest papers from the Natural Capital Committee say that the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan Progress Report “does not tell us much about whether and to what extent there has been progress”. Failures include no assessment of whether the environment has improved and no assessment of outcomes. The Committee says that there is an urgent […]

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