Tag Archives: Climate Change

Hit the Road Jack

The usual mixture of triumph, alarm and gnashing of teeth greeted the publication of the Government’s Roads Investment Strategy earlier this week. Strong reaction to the laying of an additional 1,300 miles of tarmac was heard from both sides, with … Continue reading

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Our total dependence on nature is not mutual

Today’s devastating report by the International Panel on Climate Change makes several important points crystal clear.     Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. Global warming really is happening. Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, the three … Continue reading

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Help us to hold Government to account on its green credentials

Guest Blog by Joan Walley MP, Chair of the Environmental Audit Select Committee: We’re delighted to host a special blog by environmental champion, keen Woodland Trust supporter and Chair of the Chair of the Environmental Audit Select Committee, Joan Walley … Continue reading

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On and on it seems to go (and you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone)

Thirteen weeks after the 50,000 pages of the HS2 Environmental Statement landed on my desk I can breathe a sigh of relief as I have now submitted the Woodland Trust’s response to the consultation. The ES was published with sections … Continue reading

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Please mind the gap

We know Ancient woodland is irreplaceable. Is it still being lost? Yes – despite recognition of the importance of ancient woodland it continues to be threatened by development, infrastructure projects and a gradual attrition. The full scale of threats are unknown, … Continue reading

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A new National Policy Statement (NPS) for National Road and Rail Networks and what it could mean for woods and trees

The Government launched this consultation document in December last year and  the title alone raises at least two questions: What is A National Policy Statement (NPS)? The 2008 Planning Act introduced a new decision making process for nationally significant infrastructure … Continue reading

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Is nine years distant enough?

“The need to tackle climate change is urgent. Here in Britain, it is still seen by too many people as a rather distant concern – distant in terms of time, and distant geographically. But the effects of climate change are … Continue reading

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