On Monday 4 November 2019, alongside the Forestry Commission, Defra announced the launch of the £50m Woodland Carbon Guarantee (WCaG) to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight against climate change. The announcement has been covered in trade outlets including …
Today on the blog, Defra in the Budget, animal sentience and the Environment Agency's response to flooding.
On the blog today Defra in the Budget, our response to using disposable plastic cups in the department and a new SSSI in Cornwall.
On the blog today we address reports that lead non-executive director Steve Holliday is expected to hand in his notice, advice for backyard flock keepers to remain vigilant for signs of bird flu, and our pledge to tackle plastic pollution.
On the blog today we cover Defra's funding to tackle poaching in Malawi, the Environment Agency's work to boost Barbel numbers and highlight the Government's TB eradication strategy.
On the blog today we cover Lord Gardiner's visit to the London Vet Show, higher BPS payments for farmers, and the National Audit Office's report into air quality.
Water supply safeguarding measures for England & Wales Today the UK Government has laid before Parliament a water protocol for England and Wales which will safeguard water resources, water supply and water quality for consumers on both sides of the …
On the blog today Minister Eustice talks about the future of agriculture at the Tenant Farmers Association Conference and we highlight the launch of the Back from the Brink initiative.
On the blog today, we outline the ways we are tackling food waste in the UK and confirm our commitment to cracking down on illegal puppy smuggling and to driving high animal welfare standards.
On the blog today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces plans to consult on a new, independent body for the environment, and confirms CCTV to be introduced in all slaughterhouses in England in 2018.
On the blog today: we look ahead to Ocean Actions Day at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn; and we look at reaction to our announcement yesterday on neonicotinoids.