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Second annual State of Natural Capital report »

The Natural Capital Committee, established to give independent advice to Government on the state of England's natural capital, is due to publish its second annual State of Natural Capital Report in March.

Protecting bees and other pollinators »

Speaking at the Friends of the Earth Bee Summit in June, environment minister Lord de Mauley announced plans for a National Pollinator Strategy to tackle the rapid decline of Britain's bees and other pollinating insects.

Love Your National Parks »

Led by National Parks England with support from Defra and a range of partners, Love Your National Parks is a celebration of the country's National Parks and the health, wealth and happiness they bring.

Valuing England’s National Parks »

Valuing England’s National Parks, a new report from National Parks England, shows the importance of National Parks as thriving rural economies contributing to national prosperity and well-being through their special qualities.

The state of natural capital »

The Natural Capital Committee, giving independent advice to Government and help incorporate natural capital into national and corporate accounting, has published its first annual State of Natural Capital report.

UK National Ecosystem Assessment: the next phase »

The follow-on phase of the UK NEA, the first analysis of the economic and social benefits of the UK’s natural environment, is building the evidence base, communicating the messages and informing new initiatives.

Natural Environment White Paper, one year on »

One year on from the first white paper on the natural environment in 20 years, Defra's staff magazine Landscape reviews progress across the white paper's measures to take account of the value of nature in decision making.

The Happy Planet Index: Measuring what matters »

Juliet Michaelson of nef considers the findings of the latest Happy Planet Index in the context of discussion of alternative approaches to measuring economies at the forthcoming Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

Environmental Audit Committee report on the green economy »

The Environmental Audit Committee has published its report on the green economy, what it should look like, and how it will help deliver sustainable development, recommending a longer-term view and transformation of the whole economy.

The Natural Capital Committee: putting natural capital at the heart of economic thinking »

Defra's Zoe Hodgson explains the need to properly value natural capital in order to allocate resources efficiently, and the role of the newly formed Natural Capital Committee to advise the Government on the state of natural capital.