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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

Jan 18 2022

Rolls-Royce mini-nuclear power station business gets £85m boost

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) signs deal with engineering giant to take a 10% stake in Small Modular Reactor (SMR) business.

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Green Growth

Jan 17 2022

‘HyDEX’ puts the Midlands at the forefront of Hydrogen innovation

Keele, Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick universities are all involved.

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Green Growth

Jan 11 2022

Plans for UK’s first carbon-neutral Advanced Manufacturing Park unveiled

Plans have benefited from a grant via Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

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