Sustainability skills underpin long-term economic success

Sustainability skills underpin long-term economic success
The global economy is facing a perfect storm of rising population, scarcity of vital resources, volatile prices of essential materials and resources such as energy, degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity, and the effects of climate change. These significant global and UK trends mean that environment and sustainability need to be integrated into decision making at all levels: in the way businesses and organisations are managed; in the design and deve

Pollinator Awareness Week

This week is Pollinator Awareness Week. It is easy to take the work of our natural pollintors for granted but without them our countryside, gardens, allotments and orchards would be very different and less productive places. In Britain, honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and moths all contribute to pollination of flowering crops. Incredibly, one third of the total volume of global agricultural produce relies on...

Looking Forward to Pollinator Awareness Week

  Next week is Pollinator Awareness Week.   Pollinators are vital to our societies. Honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and moths all provide pollination services for us and usually at no financial cost to us. Next week we will be making the case for our pollinators and the natural environment that supports them. We will also provide details of funding that Defra are making available to LNPs for proje...

LEED Toolkit

LEED Toolkit
We'd like to introduce you to LEED - The Local Environment and Economic Development toolkit. This was an early collaboration between Wild Anglia, New Anglia LEP, both county councils and Defra, and that group has now completed its task. The LEED toolkit has been piloted, adapted, and is now ready for use by LEPs as they plan and deliver their growth strategies across the country. This toolkit allows LEPs to identify key opportunities and threats t