National Trust reaction to Michael Gove’s NFU conference speech

Our statement following the Defra Secretary of State’s speech at the National Farming Union’s Conference today. In response to Mr Gove’s comments on public benefit, Patrick Begg, Outdoors & Natural Resources Director said: “We’re delighted to see the Secretary of State recognise that promoting and sustaining cultural heritage in our most special farmed landscapes forms…

COP23: We’re all in the same canoe

In this blog, Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General of the International National Trusts Organisation, reflects on this year’s UN Climate Talks in Bonn. “WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME CANOE” With these words, the Prime Minister of Fiji opened proceedings at the UN climate change talks in Bonn this year. Hosting a COP (Conference of the Parties to…

Powering Together: what’s it all about?

Community Energy Fortnight and The Climate Coalition’s ‘Speak Up Week of Action’ coincide this summer in celebration of people delivering renewable energy projects across the country. In this blog we find out more about these initiatives and the Trust’s approach to renewable energy and climate change. Powering Together, this year’s theme for Community Energy Fortnight…

Wildflower Power

Did you enjoy any particularly beautiful countryside this National Picnic Week? Perhaps a bouquet of flowers this National British Flowers week?  We take a look at the hidden role of wildflowers in enriching these pastimes, including their underlying role in supporting our wildlife and economy. Planting wildflowers is certainly in vogue at the moment, which…