Sustainable Development/Green Economy

Biodiversity offsetting permits previously rejected housing development


Tyneside wildlife areas threatened by new development – biodiversity offsetting undermining local communities?

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All about the Money


Behind the debate on ownership of our national forests, the money question has always been there. How much should the forests cost the public purse ?

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Biodiversity offsetting in the UK one year on… it’s not looking good…


UK’s Biodiversity Offset Pilot has nothing much to show for it. Not one of the six counties involved has made a single offset. This is disappointing for organisations such as the Environment Bank, for whom these pilots are core business, but for much of civil society, the failure is just a reminder that biodiversity offsetting is not the right approach to conserving our remaining natural spaces.

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Trading Places – biodiversity offsetting.


With good design biodiversity could be increased on a development site. Biodiversity offsetting prevents this, it is selling your landscape, your place and you can’t say or do anything about it.

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Autumn Statement – Go for Growth – Go for Trees


At a time when leadership, vision and confidence are all important surely we cannot take the risk of being the country that can afford Trident but can’t afford it’s Trees.

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Biomass for Biofuel – A Black Hole for British Biodiversity


On the 25th July the UK government announced continued subsidies for electricity production from biomass, which according to the UK government will help meet its renewable energy targets. The same day, Drax confirmed it would be converting a North Yorkshire power plant for using ‘mainly biomass’.

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Stakeholder or Shareholder; the great ‘greenwash’ party that is Rio+20


“..we are all in this respect indigenous people fighting to protect our cultural heritage. We all have a right to our landscapes”.

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