Archive for 'NEWP'

News round-up: NEWP progress, health strategy, low emission vehicles, marine conservation »

News from government and public bodies: progress on NEWP; responses to consultation on sustainable development strategy for health and social care; ultra low emission vehicles; new Marine Conservation Zones.

SPLiCE: Sustainable Pathways to Low Carbon Energy »

The SPLiCE research programme will explore the sustainability of different mixes of energy supply and demand options needed to deliver greenhouse gas emissions targets, looking at the impacts of different energy options.

Nature Improvement Areas creating better places for wildlife and people »

An evaluation of the first year of Nature Improvement Areas finds that they are making real progress in delivering their objectives of creating better places for wildlife and people, and more united local communities.

Local Nature Partnerships: improving the benefits and services from a healthy natural environment »

A year on from the creation of the first Local Nature Partnerships, Defra's LNP team reviews their progress and the benefits they can help bring for the natural environment and local communities.

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.

Producing food and improving the environment: Green Food Project conclusions »

Defra's Green Food Project has published its initial conclusions on the challenges of increasing food production and enhancing the environment in England, drawing on the project sub groups and online forum.

Environmental Stewardship and food security »

A new report for Natural England finds that Environmental Stewardship schemes are delivering a range of ecosystem services which benefit the natural environment and in doing so help sustain and develop agricultural productivity.

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.

Securing the value of nature in English national parks »

One year on from the publication of the Government's Natural Environment White Paper, the English National Park Authorities Association has published a review of progress on the themes of the white paper in national parks.