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…

Initial thoughts on Defra’s vision for future farming policy

Following the launch this week of Defra’s consultation on future farming policy, our Senior Policy Programme Manager, Marcus Gilleard, shares our views on the Government’s vision, how that impacts the National Trust, and work we’re doing to contribute to the debate. Following hot on the heels of Michael Gove’s Oxford Farming Speech and release of…

MPs debate future agriculture policy post-Brexit

Today MPs will discuss the future of agricultural policy after the UK leaves the European Union. We, along with RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts, have outlined our views ahead of today’s Westminster Hall debate. In brief we’re calling for… Public money for public benefits: Farmers and land managers to be properly rewarded for the vital…

Two years later: are we fit to frack?

Two years after the publication of the Fit to Frack report, this blog, produced by RSPB on behalf of the Fit to Frack group, takes a look at progress against our original recommendations. In response to government claims that the controversial practice of fracking would only take place within a ‘world class’ regulatory framework to deliver maximum…