The National Infrastructure Commission has published its Infrastructure Progress Review 2024 – the Commission’s annual assessment of government progress on infrastructure strategy and delivery in priority areas. The review finds that over the last 12 months, progress has been mixed. There has been continued expansion in the reach of digital networks, and devolution deals for […]

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The water crisis threatens global supply chains as never before, according to new research from CDP, the global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system. The findings come from the most extensive ever analysis on how companies are responding to water security, based on record-high disclosure numbers. The report focuses on 3,163 large companies with […]

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On the eve of COP28 analysis shows a growing inclusion of coastal and marine ecosystems in climate strategies.  Ocean & Climate Platform, alongside its partners Conservation International, IUCN, Rare, The Nature Conservancy, Wetlands International and WWF, unveil the final version of its report on Coastal and marine ecosystems as Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in new or updated […]

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New research has found that most of the Commonwealth’s coastal and island states have mainstreamed ocean-based actions into their national climate commitments. The Commonwealth Secretariat commissioned a study of its 49 member countries that border the sea (out of a total 56) to find out how ocean activity had been integrated in their Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs) […]

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For thirty years, developing nations have fought to establish an international fund to pay for the “loss and damage” they suffer as a result of climate change. As the COP27 climate summit in Egypt wrapped, they finally succeeded. However,  critics have lamented the overall outcome of COP27, saying it falls well short of a sufficient response […]

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Wildlife and Countryside Link (WCL) have released a report entitled ‘Tackling the climate crisis through ocean protection’. In it, they make the following key recommendations to the UK Government for tackling the climate crisis through ocean protections (alongside real term emissions cuts through ending the use of fossil fuels): Ensure that the Marine Protected Area […]

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A new initiative launched in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, will support Commonwealth ocean states in cultivating and scaling-up projects that protect the marine environment while also tackling climate change. With 47 out of 54 Commonwealth countries bordering the sea – including 25 small island developing states or […]

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