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Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. New report from the IPCC

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Mike Morecroft Principal Specialist, Climate Change at Natural England. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the United Nations body responsible for assessing the scientific evidence on climate change.  Every 7-8 years it produces comprehensive ‘Assessment Reports’, which have been …

Restoration Grants awarded to restore thousands of hectares of peatland

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Climate FundThe Nature For Climate Peatland Grant Scheme (NCPGS), administered by Natural England, has awarded Restoration Grant funding to five successful applicants. Over the next four years they will each receive a share of £16 million from the Nature for …

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change at the Landscape Scale: a new £12.5m pilot programme

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Natural habitats, such as peatlands, forests, saltmarsh and grasslands contain large amounts of carbon and will play an important part in reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions.  There are two aspects to this: stopping emissions from damaged habitats and starting …

Peatland Discovery Grant launched to support the next waves of peatland restoration

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The importance of peat for nature and for our climate have been making the headlines in recent weeks. With growing interest in restoring our peatlands, I am delighted to report that we are launching a new Discovery Grant today (7th …

Natural England publishes major new report on carbon storage and sequestration by habitat

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Natural England has released a new report on carbon storage and sequestration, the impact that different UK habitats can have in taking carbon out of the atmosphere and helping us hit net zero by 2050, whilst delivering for both biodiversity and conservation