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Emma Howard Boyd speech on finance, resilience, net zero and nature

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Today there has been widespread coverage of warnings by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and Interim Chair of the Green Finance Institute, of how widespread greenwashing is compromising efforts to prepare for climate impacts. Her comments have …

Environment Agency launches flooding roadmap as it warns of “inevitable impacts of a rising sea level”

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A flood warning sign, on a closed country road next to water logged fields in the Avon Valley, Hampshire, England. Flooded after an extreme amount of rainfall at the start of 2014

Actions include producing a new national assessment of flood risk, an updated national coastal erosion risk map and new long term investment scenarios, to better inform future investment decisions.

Bathing water status for Isle of Wight and Oxford swimming spots

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Bathers at Wolvercote Mill Stream, Oxford

There has been widespread positive coverage today in The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, BBC News and Sky News of Defra’s announcement that part of the Wolvercote Mill Stream at Port Meadow, Oxford, and the East Cowes Esplanade …