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The Link Blog is a space for members, and others, to express their views about the natural environment.

It includes our year plan and Agriculture Bill series, as well as our Blueprint for Water focused blogs.

If you would like to contribute a blog, please contact Emma Adler..


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We need to protect the environment for future generations

Published on: 19 June 2017

One of the main things I’m taking away from the election result was the voice of the young and I don’t necessarily mean under 25s - it looks like the under 45s swung the vote. The young clearly want change and I still feel I am in that bracket. So I challenge the government to show us, show us that it is not just the next five years that matter but the future. The future for those first time and second time voters, the future of our children, the future of our planet.

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All eyes on New York for landmark Oceans conference

Published on: 6 June 2017

This week will be a real moment in the sun for our precious oceans. Coinciding with World Oceans Day this Thursday, the world’s leaders and ocean change-makers are gathering in New York to set a crucial international agenda on ocean protection.

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Trees are a natural solution to challenges facing farmers

Published on: 5 June 2017

Leaving the European Union and, as a consequence, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will have a major impact on the rural landscape. It is essential that we collectively ensure this is used as an opportunity to rewrite land use policy.

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Manifesto pledges on housing – build more and better

Published on: 25 May 2017

In advance of the general election on 8 June, I’ve taken a look at what the manifestos of the three main parties in England – the Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems - pledge on house building and set out some thoughts on what this could mean for the environment.

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Natura 2000 Day: Securing a brighter future for our seas

Published on: 23 May 2017

There are already all kinds of national, European and World ‘Days’ vying for our attention (and it can be hard to support them all), but this one is really quite significant for a few reasons...

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