UK to commit £3bn of climate finance to supporting nature 

The UK government have announced that they plan to spend at least £3bn of allocated international climate funds on supporting natural solutions to the climate crisis over the next five years.  Programmes supported by the fund will include the Blue Planet fund for marine conservation and projects to maintain forests, tackle deforestation and protect habitats that protect communities from the impacts of climate change.  For more information, click here.      

Semi-natural habitat natural capital accounts, UK: 2021 

The Office for National Statistics have published a new statistical bulletin which details up-to-date information on the size, condition, quantity and value of the UK’s semi-natural habitats and ecosystem services. For more information and to read the bulletin, click here.     

TCPA Green Cities webinar series - watch online now

TCPA Green Cities webinar series 2.0: Green places, successful places - why greening the UK's cities, towns and neighbourhoods matters and how to do it successfully 
These introductory webinars should be of particular interest to councillors and those new to the green infrastructure agenda. All six webinars are now freely available to watch online by following the link here. 

Green Network & Climate Campaign

The Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership has launched a 'Green Network & Climate' Campaign citing the Green Network as part of the solution to the climate and ecological emergency and as a vehicle for a green recovery. A webpage has been launched together with a concise animation looking at what these global challenges mean for the Glasgow City region and how we can take action to mitigate predicted results. 

Greener Recovery Festival 

Greener Recovery Festival 
When: 22-26 March 2021 

Hosted by the Landscape Institute, this 5-day online training conference will examine four key themes: Net Zero, Net Gain, Adaptation and Natural Capital Accounting in the context of a Green Recovery in the UK.  Attendance is flexible over the five-day period and participants will have the opportunity to engage in the debate and contribute to thought leadership discussions delivered by industry experts.  You can register for this event, here.