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Cornish farm launches project to triple UK’s temperate rainforest

Tripling Britain’s temperate rainforest is the goal of a new charity founded by a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who found solace in this unique and biodiverse habitat. The Thousand Year Trust is being launched this week by Merlin…

How Tasmania’s anti-protest laws drove Bob Brown back to frontline activism

This isn’t what Bob Brown had planned. At 78, the man who launched the Australian Greens and whose decades of activism remain a lodestar for much of the country’s conservation movement had imagined a shifting focus in the final act…

‘Don’t fool yourself’: billions more needed to protect tropical forests, warns new report

At least $130bn (£100bn) a year is needed to protect the most at-risk areas of tropical forest by the end of the decade, alongside reductions in beef and dairy consumption and government bans on deforestation, a thinktank has warned. From…

Pacific trade deal ‘will make mockery of UK’s climate ambitions’

The UK’s membership of a Pacific trade agreement will result in more deforestation overseas, endanger animal welfare and “make a mockery” of the government’s environmental commitments, campaigners have said. Ministers signed an agreement late last week for the UK to…

Seemingly ambitious Defra hedgerow targets actually due to typo

The UK environment secretary, Thérèse Coffey, has disappointed campaigners after revealing that an ambitious hedgerow plan for England was in fact a typographical error. At the end of January, environment groups were delighted when Coffey revealed the government’s Environmental Improvement…

Give mature trees same protection as heritage buildings, say campaigners

Mature and veteran trees should have the same protections as heritage buildings to stop destruction on the scale carried out in Plymouth this week, campaigners have said. The Woodland Trust is calling for an English Heritage-style body to enforce greater…

Biggest carbon credit certifier to replace its rainforest offsets scheme

The world’s leading carbon credit certifier – used by Disney, Shell, Gucci and other big corporations for climate claims – has said it will phase out and replace its rainforest offsets programme by mid-2025 after a Guardian investigation found it…

Warmer UK weather adding to spread of fruit tree diseases

The UK’s fruit trees are under threat as a result of the climate crisis because plant diseases that thrive in warm weather are becoming more common. Each year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) compiles a list of the most common…

David Pocock wants urgent action on carbon credits before vote on key climate policy

The independent senator David Pocock has urged the Albanese government to quickly implement all recommendations from a review of Australia’s carbon credit system, given that it wants to introduce a climate policy that relies heavily on offsets. Pocock’s is a…

Analysis | Nikki Haley wants to address climate change not by reducing carbon, but capturing it – The Washington Post

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