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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 15 2022

Midlands Green Innovation Network and Report Launched

Midlands Engine and partners hosted an event on Thursday 15th December to coincide with the launch of a review of Green Innovation in the Midlands. The event brought people from multiple disciplines together to focus on how businesses in the region can innovate in energy.

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Green Growth

Dec 14 2022

Cost-of-living and energy inflation: the Smart solution

Midlands Engine APPG Co-Chairs, Jane Hunt MP and Lord Ravensdale, following the publication of Midlands Engine, ERA, Siemens and the University of Birmingham's Smart Energy Report.

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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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