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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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Economic Opportunities

Jun 15 2022

Broxtowe MP Darren Henry Showcases the Midlands Engine Hydrogen Technologies Strategy In Parliament

In a Westminster Hall Debate held yesterday (14 June), Darren Henry, Co-Chair of the Midlands Engine APPG and MP for Broxtowe, highlighted the exceptional potential of the Midlands Engine Hydrogen Technologies Strategy for our region.

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Green Growth

Apr 14 2022

Midlands Engine Green Growth Champions and partners deliver a session at the Stronger Things 2022 Conference

Midlands Engine Green Growth Champions, in partnership with national law firm Browne Jacobson, Djanogly City Academy and independent think tank, New Local, recently delivered a session with a difference at the Stronger Things 2022 Conference which focuses on transforming the work of public sector bodies in the UK.

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Green Growth

Mar 22 2022

Green finance supports regional decarbonisation, but more required

A new report from the Midlands Engine Observatory looks at what green finance is already available, and what might be needed in the future.

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