£80m government fund for 1 million trees to be planted

£80m government fund for 1 million trees to be planted: The government will give £80 million in funds to back 2,500 green jobs, plant nearly 1 million trees as well as speed up nature recovery throughout the UK. The Green Recovery Challenge Fund will give money for 90 projects focused on making ‘insect pathways’ into…
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NE to get a newly made forest to support a greener outlook

NE to get a newly made forest to support a greener outlook: A new ‘Community Forest’ is being developed in the North East to promote a ‘greener future’. The Department for Environment, Food & Affairs (Defra), England Community Forests & 6 local authorities have teamed up for the plan, they will witness 500 hectares of…
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World must spend $8.1tn to tackle environmental disaster

World must spend $8.1tn to tackle environmental disaster: In order to favourably stop the interconnected climate change, biodiversity & land degradation emergencies, an investment of $8.1 trillion (£5.7tn) needs to be made by 2050 into nature. As reported by a current UN document, it suggests yearly investments in solutions rooted in nature will need to…
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UK gives £3bn of climate finance to nature & biodiversity

UK gives £3bn of climate finance to nature & biodiversity: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a promise to invest as much as £3 billion of international climate finance on nature and biodiversity covering the next 5 years. Programmes assisted by the funding will contain the flagship Blue Planet Fund for marine conversation, plans to…
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Tonnes of CO2 released if global climate rises 2°C

Tonnes of CO2 released if global climate rises 2°C: If the global climate warms by the 2°C cap as set out in the Paris Agreement, 230 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide will be set free from the world’s soils. This comes as an urgent warning from the University of Exeter, which says this may cause…
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Destruction of biodiversity is unprecedented

Destruction of biodiversity is unprecedented: The population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016 has decreased on average by 68%. The Zoological Society of London with the WWF, which manages the Living Planet Index (LPI), shows that this crisis is particularly pronounced in the tropical subregions of the Americas, which…
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More trees are needed from ten largest landowners

More trees are needed from ten largest landowners: More trees need to be grown by England’s largest landowners to help store carbon and tackle climate change. Friends of the Earth has made the call, which claims some of the biggest English landowners have woodland cover ‘even lower than the weak national average’ – it urges…
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First AONB granted approval since 1991

First AONB granted approval since 1991: The green light for the expansion of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has been given by the UK Government. The new AONB plan will expand the existing area by around 38 square kilometres – the nearby Dedham Vale in 1991 was the last…
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Green jobs and nature recovery get £40m

£40 million of governmental funding has been allocated for nature recovery, green jobs and conservation. The fund will help find natural solutions to tackle climate change, conservation organisations and their suppliers create up to 3,000 jobs and safeguard up to 2,000 others in areas such as protecting species. The scheme, aims to create short and…
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