Tag Archives: Government

The Death of Greening

Remember the European Commission’s much vaunted proposals to “green” the Common Agricultural Policy? The idea was that, to show the European public (who pay for the farming subsidies the CAP hands out) that their money really was being spent on … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, Common Agricultural Policy, Greening, NFU, public goods | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From Prosperity to Action in 25 years

In 1989 Margaret Thatcher’s Government published Roads for Prosperity. This White Paper set out plans for  “The largest road building programme since the Romans” with plans for a 12 lane M25, an outer M25 from Harwich to the M4 near … Continue reading

Posted in biodiversity, climate change, deregulation, Forestry Commission, public land, regulatory reform, road verges, transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What do Pollinators need?

Last week, after a long time coming, The Government announced at a Bee Summit, that it would prepare a national pollinator strategy, to be published this November. This is thanks mainly to the efforts of Friends of the Earth, who … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, bees, biodiversity, ecosystem services, environmental policy, farming, Forestry Commission, grazing, greenspace, housing, meadows, public land, regulatory reform, road verges | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments