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Turning the Tide on Climate Change

Turning the Tide on Climate Change

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Ocean has released “The Ocean: Turning the Tide on Climate Change”, which examines blue carbon and ocean-based solutions to climate change. The report calls for the government to prioritise and facilitate investment in blue carbon and ocean-based solutions to combat climate change,... read more »

Marine Net Gain

Marine Net Gain

In 2018, the UK government consulted on making biodiversity net gain (BNG) mandatory for new development on land, and respondents suggested that net gain principles should be extended to marine developments. A consultation on Marine Net Gain is being held in August 2022. The consultation runs until the end of... read more »

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It also reviews vulnerabilities and the capacities and limits of the natural world and human societies to adapt to climate change. To read the report please follow... read more »

World Wetlands

World Wetlands

By the time most people read this World Wetlands Day 2022 will have been and gone. However this doesn't mean we should now put wetlands on a shelf to be looked at later. On the contrary, wetlands have a hugely important role to play in holding carbon and... read more »

COP26 Wetlands

COP26 Wetlands

Coastal wetlands are some of the most biologically rich on earth. At the recent COP26 Summit a film was shown discussing wetlands. Follow this link to see the COP26 film about Wetlandsread more »

Met Office Climate Dashboard

Met Office Climate Dashboard

The climate is a complex system and it is changing fast. It can be hard to keep track of what is going on. The Met Office has put together a dashboard which gathers together the key indicators of climate change. The indicators are based on earth observations made at surface... read more »

People and Nature Survey

People and Nature Survey

The People and Nature Survey for England gathers evidence and trend data through an online survey relating to people’s enjoyment, access, understanding of and attitudes to the natural environment, and it’s contributions to wellbeing. Follow this link to find out more about the People & Nature Survey Follow this link... read more »

IPCC Report: Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis

IPCC Report: Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth's climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released today. Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented... read more »

Arctic melt-water leads to enhanced storms

Arctic melt-water leads to enhanced storms

Freshwater in the ocean leads to extreme cold patches in the North Atlantic, which has major implications for weather over the surrounding land-masses. This is according to National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Letters last year. This... read more »

MMO South Marine Plan 3 year report

MMO South Marine Plan 3 year report

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is pleased to announce that the first Three-Year Report on the South Marine Plan was published by Defra on 14 July 2021. The South Marine Plan was adopted in July 2018. The publication of the Report marks the conclusion of over 12 months of work in gathering data, analysing the findings and reporting on the effectiveness, and effects, of... read more »