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England’s Infrastructure Projects Will Be ‘Nature Positive’, Ministers Vow

June 17, 2021 |

This article was originally published on the Guardian.

“The UK government has committed to leaving the environment in “a better state than we found it” in response to a landmark review of the economic importance of nature.

Major transport and energy infrastructure projects in England will need to provide a net-gain for biodiversity, and the government said it would ensure all new bilateral aid spending did not harm the natural world as part of an effort to ensure a “nature-positive” future.

The commitments were part of the formal response to the Dasgupta review of Earth’s so-called natural capital, which found that the planet is being put at “extreme risk” by the failure of economics to account for the environment, concluding human development had come at a “devastating cost” to life-sustaining ecosystems…”

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