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  • COP26 Day One Summary – 1st November 2021

    By on November 2, 2021

    A £3bn climate aid package, India’s net zero target and a promise to end deforestation, the first day of COP26 brought about commitment to change. Using the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Boris Johnson took the opportunity to announce a climate aid package of £3 billion under the UK-based Clean Green Initiative (CGI), providing developing countries with funding in an effort

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  • Summary of the Net-Zero Strategy

    By on October 21, 2021

    The Net-Zero Strategy is a 368-page document detailing the government’s priorities for supporting the transition in the economy and plans for job growth whilst reducing emissions from major emitters such as transport, industry and power generation. Supposedly, the policies and support brought with the Net-Zero Strategy will create up to 190,000 jobs by 2025, and up to a further 250,000

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  • Public Inquiry Ordered for Cumbria’s New Coal Mine

    By on September 22, 2021

    The public enquiry into the planning approval granted by Cumbria Council for the opening of a deep coal mine began on 7th September.  After initially saying it would not intervene in the decision the Government ordered an enquiry be set up in March 2021. Since 2017 over 2,300 objections have been logged in reference to the coal mine, which West

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  • Why are trees so important for net zero?

    By on October 21, 2020

    Why are trees so important for net zero? During lockdown I have felt very lucky that my flat looks out over trees. Watching them changing with the seasons and becoming familiar with the wildlife they support has brought me a sense of calm in these troubled times. The benefits of spending time in nature, particularly trees have been widely studied.

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  • Covid-19 and the environment

    By on April 1, 2020

    The world has changed in front of our eyes over the past few months with thousands of people dying and the lives of thousands more transformed.  Could some good come out of this pandemic? Corona virus originated in Wuhan in China at the end of last year, with the virus rapidly spreading.   Many countries are on lockdown with people practising

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  • Hector’s and Joy’s Wood Update

    By on May 16, 2019

    The woodland is bursting into life at this time of year and, as I walk through the trees, I can hear the skylarks singing above my head and curlews calling from the banks of the River Severn. Hector’s and Joy’s woods were planted in March 2015 and the woodlands are made up of holly, oak, alder, black poplar, field maple

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