Our response to IPCC report on Climate Change and Land-Use

Today the IPCC launch their report on Climate Change and Land Use. In response Patrick Begg, National Trust’s Director of Outdoors and Natural Resources, said: “Today’s IPCC report is a stark warning of the increasing pressures being put on our land. “Healthy soil is the backbone of the natural environment. It is fundamental for protecting…

Hilary McGrady’s speech at Countryfile Live

Today at Countryfile Live, our Director General, Hilary McGrady, made a passionate speech where she talked about the National Trusts’ commitments to addressing climate change and called on the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers, to deliver a strong Environment Bill.  Read the full text of her speech below. ‘Good afternoon everyone. I am delighted to…

What is the future of Urban Heritage?

The National trust has this week published new research on the everyday built heritage in urban places. In this blog, Head of Government Affairs Georgie Holmes-Skelton reflects on this research and its findings, and considers why thinking about future of buildings may be as important as restoring their physical fabric. What makes a place unique?…

Net Zero by 2050 commitment – our reaction

Reacting to the news that that the UK Government has committed to enshrining in law a commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Patrick Begg, Outdoors and Natural Resourced Director at the National Trust, said: “It’s great that the Government has committed to setting a date for net zero emissions. One of the things…

What does a climate resilient organisation look like?

Public consciousness about mitigating against climate change is at an all-time high, as extreme weather events become more common, Extinction Rebellion brings parts of London to a standstill, Greta Thunberg raises her voice above the noise, and the Committee on Climate Change maps our path to net zero by 2050. But what are we going to do about the…