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…

How do we join up nature policy? Part 1: 8 key questions

Nature is in troubling decline – the word ‘freefall’ may not be inappropriate – particularly when it comes to the loss of wildlife. To achieve the aim of restoring and protecting our natural environment, we’ll need to think and act big. At the National Trust, we’re no strangers to this. We aim to play our…