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Nature offers many benefits to urban areas: COVID19 has highlighted the well-being benefits

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Earthwatch researchers Beth Pudifoot and Victor Beumer explore why urban nature is so important, and why those of us who have access are lucky to during the COVID19 pandemic.


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Posted by Victor Beumer and Beth Pudifoot on 22nd May 2020
First published in: EarthWatch Europe

Majority of UK economy and society support ambitious environmental regulations

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Kate Jennings, head of site conservation policy at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), reflects on the findings of an Unchecked UK report on regulation which shows that the majority of UK economy and society support ambitious environmental regulations.


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Posted by Kate Jennings on 20th May 2020

A wake-up call for action on agricultural sustainability – how COVID-19 can shape the future of farming

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Josephine Head, Senior Research Lead on Sustainable Agriculture at Earthwatch Europe, reflects on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global food system, and how the UK agricultural sector needs to adapt, both in the short and longer-term.


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Posted by Josephine Head on 13th May 2020
First published in: EarthWatch Europe

COVID-19 shows us the value of clean water…but how are we going to protect it?

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Dr. Isabel Bishop, Research Manager - Freshwater  at EarthWatch writes about the value of clean water and the long-term impact of COVID-19 on water quality.


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Posted by Dr Isabel Bishop on 11th May 2020
First published in: EarthWatch Europe

How to make the Environment Bill investible for business

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Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, says that key amendments are needed to deliver a world leading environmental regime and an investible proposition for business.


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Posted by Nick Molho on 25th February 2020
First published in: Business Green

Challenges and opportunities for businesses in improving soil health and protecting biodiversity

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Josephine Head, Senior Research Lead on Sustainable Agriculture at Earthwatch Europe, explains how businesses can play a central role in improving soil health and protecting biodiversity.


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Posted by Josephine Head on 9th January 2020

The IPBES Report: Responding positively to another tale of woe

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Bruce Howard, Director of the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, responds to the latest global assessment of the state of nature, urging more showcasing of the 'good life' associated with a restored natural environment.


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Posted by Bruce Howard on 16th May 2019

The road to frictionless conservation

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Alistair Taylor, Senior Policy Officer, Nature Directives at the RSPB and Martin Casey, Director of Public Affairs Europe at CEMEX argue in this joint blog that there is an urgent need for political rhetoric to be reflected in real action on the ground.


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Posted by Alistair Taylor and Martin Casey on 25th April 2019

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