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Catchment Restoration Fund announced

Environment secretary Caroline Spelman announced a £110 million fund to improve the health of more than 880 lakes, streams and other water bodies, and to increase local involvement in caring for them. £92 million will be provided over the next four years to remove non-native invasive species, clear up pollution and remove redundant dams, weirs, [...]

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Climate Change: Taking Action

In July 2009, the Government published the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP). Part of the LCTP was to give each major government department a share of the responsibility to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Since publication of the LCTP, the Government has developed the system of departmental carbon budgets. Today (31/3/10), the Government published [...]

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Climate adaptation guide for elected members

This guide on climate change adaptation was launched at the LGA conference on 27/1/10. It is aimed at elected members of local councils but many third sector organisations will also find it useful. This publication, produced in conjunction with Defra and UKCIP, offers key decision makers in local authorities a short introduction into the climate projections: [...]

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Defra research published: Benefits of third sector organisations in waste management.

Defra has funded three research projects relating to social enterprise and waste management.     The first of these has been published and provides evidence of the wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits that are gained when social enterprises engage in the delivery of waste services.  The report is entitled ”Benefits of Third Sector Involvement in Waste Management” (WR0506).  This research used [...]

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