First round of £50m scheme for peatland restoration launched

Peatlands play a vital role in trapping carbon and provide wider benefits such as improved ecosystems and biodiversity, better water quality and natural flood management

Natural England launches new tools to measure biodiversity net gain of developments

The Biodiversity Metric 3.0 will provide a way of measuring and accounting for nature losses and gains resulting from development or changes in land management

Highways England M3 expansion slammed by green group

Junction 9 expansion of the M3 will harm wildlife, say campaigners

Government criticised over ‘toothless’ biodiversity strategy

EAC says biodiversity loss is not being treated with the same urgency and ambition as climate change

World Bank pledges ‘record levels’ of climate finance in developing countries

Its new Climate Change Action Plan seeks to prioritise action in key systems, including energy, agriculture, food, water and land, cities, transport and manufacturing

Anglian Water deploys drones to protect birds

The technology aims to protect ground-nesting birds from the noise of construction work

All major national infrastructure projects ‘must embed biodiversity gain’

As part of its response to the Dasgupta Review, the government will require nature-positive status from all major infrastructure projects

Scotland awards £22m to restore iconic peatlands to cut emissions

Restoring peatlands will help remove and store carbon from the atmosphere, support habitats and species, improve water quality and manage flood risk

Biodiversity boost with a mule kick!

Rescued donkeys in Devon will walk over sown catchfly seeds to boost the wildflower’s germination rate

UN: World must invest $8.1tn to tackle climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises

Governments, financial institutions and businesses are being urged to overcome the investment gap by placing nature at the heart of economic decision-making in the future