Calls to value nature to reverse devastating losses that put economies at risk

Nature needs to be valued alongside roads, skills, and profits to halt damage to the natural world that could threaten economies, a report for the Treasury has warned. “Devastating cost” Professor Partha Dasgupta’s review of the economics of biodiversity – the diversity of life on the planet – calls for a transformation that properly values …
Continue reading Calls to value nature to reverse devastating losses that put economies at risk

The divisive nature of Tory rhetoric about the ‘left behind white working-class’ The Canary

In recent months, we’ve seen a return to right-wing rhetoric that suggests white working-class boys are being left behind. This is allegedly because the nation is “preoccupied” with issues around race and gender. When asked to confront the very real evidence of structural racism in Britain during a House of Commons questions session on 13 January, …
Continue reading The divisive nature of Tory rhetoric about the ‘left behind white working-class’ The Canary

As the EU votes to ‘massacre nature’, rainforest communities find a trailblazing way to protect it

The EU parliament came under fire recently for approving a Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that critics say will “massacre nature”. ⚠️MEPs just voted for an anti-science, anti-nature and anti sustainable farming #FutureofCAP. Infuriatingly, they did not #VoteThisCAPdown. Statement from our EU Agriculture and Biodiversity Policy Officer, @HarrietBirdlife, below.#EUGreenDeal #EUbiodiversity #ClimateCrisis pic.twitter.com/tsIg2OIXd9 — BirdLife Europe & …
Continue reading As the EU votes to ‘massacre nature’, rainforest communities find a trailblazing way to protect it

HS2 breaks its promise and evicts a community’s beloved nature reserve without warning

Bailiffs have evicted tree protectors from a protest encampment at Calvert Jubilee Nature Reserve in Buckinghamshire. Part of the reserve is due to be destroyed to make way for the HS2 high speed trainline. Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) has accused HS2 of not giving them notice of the eviction. BBOWT owns the …
Continue reading HS2 breaks its promise and evicts a community’s beloved nature reserve without warning

60% of UK Families sceptical of genuine nature of political parties

Conservatives on track for families with a ‘safer’ UK 60% of families don’t see party policies as genuine or relevant 32% of families don’t think any party has the power to make Britain more family friendly 18% feel the Conservatives are the more ‘family friendly’ party, a marginal win over Labour with 15% Flexible working …
Continue reading 60% of UK Families sceptical of genuine nature of political parties