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Natural Capital Monitor

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The National Forest

Natural capital is the elements of nature that directly or indirectly produce value to people including ecosystems, species, freshwater, land, minerals, air and oceans, as well as natural processes and functions.

The Midlands Engine has natural assets that bring many benefits to our region’s people and businesses. By valuing our Natural Capital we can protect the natural world, our economy and residents. Protecting and enabling the recovery of our natural world will help avert both the climate crisis and the decline of biodiversity. The Natural Capital Monitor places a value on our region’s natural assets so that we can better protect them.

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Peak District, Derbyshire

The Monitor is supported by Environment Agency, Natural England, Woodland Trust and the National Trust.

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Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine

Our Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine sets out, with a unified voice, the actions to be taken in partnership which will accelerate our region’s and the UK’s path to net zero.

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Green Growth

Dec 5 2022

Partnership looks at seawater’s potential to power ceramic production 

New research is looking to the coast to explore ways to generate sustainable hydrogen supplies to power up the UK’s ceramics sector.

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Economic Opportunities

Dec 1 2022

Aerospace, motorsport, health and rail sector organisations come together to show SMEs the power of diversification

Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) in partnership with Medilink Midlands, Rail Forum and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) hosted a free open house event to showcase the wealth of cross-sector collaboration opportunities in aerospace, health & life sciences, motorsport, rail, nuclear and beyond.

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Economic Opportunities

Nov 17 2022

Business Finance for Net Zero Webinar provides crucial green finance insights

Last week, MidlandsEngine and British Business Bank held a webinar on Business Finance for Net Zero, aimed at supporting SMEs and SME intermediaries in accessing Green Finance.

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