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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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Nature-Positive Planning and the Mental Health Connection

Published on: 12 May 2021

Carl Bunnage, Senior Policy Officer (Planning) at RSPB England and Chair of the Link Planning for Nature Advocacy Group, reflects on the potential of the Government’s proposed National Model Design Code to create nature-rich communities and their importance for positive mental health – and why it might not deliver.


Beat the blues with blue spaces

Published on: 11 May 2021

Jazz Austin, Policy Officer (Water) at RSPB, discusses the importance of our freshwater and coastal habitats for our physical and mental health & well-being, and shares some top tips for making the most of our blue spaces.


The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill: Why we need a new approach to environmental legislation

Published on: 10 May 2021

Jane King of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill Alliance writes on the need for new legislation to tackle the climate and nature emergencies as one.


Is the Environment Agency doing its job?

Published on: 6 May 2021

Guy Linley-Adams, Solicitor to Salmon & Trout Conservation, shares the findings from their new report on the role of the Environment Agency & why greater investment is needed to make our rivers, lakes, and streams healthy by 2027.


Taking Action to Reverse Nature Decline Now Will Offer Good Jobs for a Green Recovery

Published on: 4 May 2021

Zoe Avison, Policy Analyst at Green Alliance outlines the findings of a new report on green jobs in the UK, which shows the potential for jobs in the areas that need them most


Blue Carbon solutions to climate change need action in the ‘Marine Super Year’

Published on: 30 April 2021

Marine Super Year Blue Carbon blog


Mayoral Environment Debate Review: Can London’s leaders step up to the challenge?

Published on: 29 April 2021

Neil Sinden, Director of CPRE London, who has been convening the More Natural Coalition, reflects on the Mayoral Environment Debate the Coalition hosted between London Mayoral candidates on 21 April 2021.


Ministers must urgently reform our marine planning system this Marine Super Year

Published on: 28 April 2021

Marine Super Year Offshore Planning blog