Monthly Archives: January 2012

More on EBLEX and livestock farming’s carbon footprint.

The latest EBLEX beef and sheep roadmap was published yesterday. EBLEX, the organisation set up by the government to promote English beef and lamb, finally admitted that they had been ignoring a huge factor in the overall carbon footprint of … Continue reading

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Livestock Industry finally recognises value of carbon stored in grasslands

We’ve just sent out this press release: Phase 3 of EBLEX’s Beef and Sheep Roadmap “Down to Earth”[1] was published today, reporting on how the Livestock Industry is responding to the challenge to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint. The Grasslands … Continue reading

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Deregulation: RBS, Bonuses and the Big Bang

Just to recap then, the Royal Bank of Scotland went bust because of the gambling culture that had developed in the financial services industry. This came about because of deregulation in the late 1980s – at the time it was … Continue reading

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Coming Soon…..

Mark Avery freelance conservation adviser and former RSPB head honcho, is giving some training to us at The Grasslands Trust. He came up with some great ideas yesterday, including this one – get everyone at TGT to write a regular … Continue reading

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More on values for grasslands

I posted previously (here) about the great work the UK Grasslands Forum has been doing in 2011. We’ve now written up the notes from our meeting on Values in Grasslands from last October, and all but one of the presentations … Continue reading

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TEEB’s Pavan Sukhdev tells Parliamentary Biodiversity Group to stop economic invisibility of nature

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Biodiversity met for the third time yesterday, and having enjoyed the last meeting (I wrote a blog about it here) I thought it would be worth going along again. The billing looked very … Continue reading

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greenhouse gases, livestock and grass – not such a simple story

For those of you who follow us on twitter, you may have spotted my tweet last week on the statistics of Caroline Spelman the Environment Secretary’s speech to the influential Oxford Farming Conference. Spelman mentioned food security four times, energy … Continue reading

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