Festival of Thrift 2019

TVNP were a new addition to this years Festival of Thrift on the 14th/15th September had. TVNP were the hosts of The World Cafe tent which along with our ‘World Cafe’ discussions had some great talks from ‘What Can Fashion Do for The Planet’ to What Do you Think About Zero Plastic?A big thank-you...

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UK to host UN Climate Summit

Confirmed: UK and Italy to host crucial COP26 UN climate summit The UK and Italy will jointly host next year’s crucial COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow, it was confirmed yesterday (10th September). The UK government said countries around the world had officially given their backing to the UK and Italy’s bid to host...

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UK Biodiversity Indicators

UK BIODIVERSITY INDICATORS 2019 This is an update to the report on UK progress towards meeting the biodiversity goals and targets ‘the Aichi targets’ agreed in 2010. This is an update to the report on UK progress towards meeting the biodiversity goals and targets ‘the Aichi targets’ agreed in 2010. ENV09 – England biodiversity...

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Biodiversity net gain up-date

Consultation outcome The government were seeking views on how they could improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work. They have now published the summary of responses and government response. The national LNP network, including TVNP submitted a joint response to this...

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Teesside Terns Need Help!

Request for volunteers to help warden Little terns This year the Little tern colony has relocated from Crimdon Dene to Seaton Carew and the ‘Little Tern Partnership’ is looking for volunteers to help with the wardening effort. Please consider offering to help safeguard this ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Tees Valley’s coastline. Breeding...

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UK Govt. New Green Finance Strategy

HM Government published the UK’s first Green Finance Strategy today. This document sets out steps to ensure that the financial services sector throughout the UK plays a positive role in ensuring the natural environment is protected and restored, alongside the ongoing challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Strategy says: “Through the publication of...

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25 Year Environment Plan Progress

Today the government published the first the 25 Year Environment Plan progress report. The report records progress against the ten goals of the plan and finds that 90% of priority actions have been delivered or are on track for timely delivery. Key successes include: Preparing the first Environment Bill in over 20 years which...

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UK Natural Capital Committee – latest advice

  Natural Capital Committee advice on soil management Natural Capital Committee (NCC) advice and recommendations on soil management. 9:54am, 14 May 2019: First published. Natural Capital Committee advice on marine management Natural Capital Committee (NCC) advice and recommendations on marine management. 9:54am, 14 May 2019: First published. Natural Capital Committee advice to government on...

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New Protection for Tees Estuary Wildlife

Natural England confirmed today that a new SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) has been declared for Teesmouth and the Cleveland Coast. The Tees Estuary is a unique environment where industrial facilities share the landscape with a wide range of coastal habitats which teem with wildlife. There were previously seven SSSI’s protecting parts of...

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