Planning revolt forces U-turn

The government is set to revise its proposals for controversial planning changes in England, after new housing targets prompted a backlash amongst some senior Conservative MPs according to the BBC’s news web site. We reported some of the criticisms in our posting on 10 October at: http://acesettleandarea.org/government-changes-to-planning-laws-face-serious-criticisms/

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Conference discusses ‘How we build back better’

Just how we can achieve a green recovery and tackle climate change by building back better was discussed today at our virtual conference. With the government’s promise of a green recovery plan which aims to set out how to rebuild the economy after the devastating Coronavirus pandemic, actions taken now to respond to the current health crisis and rebuild our economy will have an impact for generations to come.

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Trust announces plans for plastic free woodlands

Following our 24 October posting ‘Plastic tubes face redundancy following vote for Plastic Free Woodlands’, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has released details of their successful 18 month project, which they hope to start in December. They will also be running some volunteer tree planting and tube removal days as part of this project. Continue reading “Trust announces plans for plastic free woodlands”

Will they make the most of the Green Recovery?

Just a year before the rearranged United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), to be held in Glasgow, the City of London Corporation, in collaboration with the Green Finance Institute, and supported by the World Economic Forum, is hosting a major summit focusing on the role of green finance in the recovery from COVID-19.

The virtual summit taking place in London between 9 – 11 November is focusing on the role of financial services in supporting a green recovery and an economy-wide transition to net zero. It will also explore how capital can be mobilised at the pace and scale needed to meet not only the UK’s commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050 but also international climate commitments.

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