REA and ADBA launch survey to treat organic waste surplus caused by Covid-19 lockdown

The initiative aims to connect suppliers with regulators and prioritise recycling through anaerobic digestion over other types of disposal such as energy recovery, incineration and landfill

Scottish farmer-led group beefs up against climate change

It will consider proposals for alternative ways to support the suckler sector mitigate its environmental impact and identify practical ways to reduce emissions

Scotland launches £40m fund to drive low carbon farming

The new programme will support the agricultural sector’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

New law to reward farmers for protecting environment and tackling climate change

The Agriculture Bill will provide incentives for ‘public goods’ such as better air and water quality or measures to reduce flooding

Businesses offered £15m for sustainable and efficient food production

Projects should also have the potential to improve productivity and contribute to the target of net zero emissions from agriculture by 2040

Flood-hit farmers offered up to £25,000 each to cover repair costs

The government is extending its Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers following the flooding that started last week

Government launches £2m fund to restore flood-affected farmland

Farmers can apply for grants between £500 and £25,000 to cover repair costs through the Farming Recovery Fund

Farmers and landowners offered £2.5m for environmental projects

The funding is expected to support around 40 new groups to deliver large-scale environmental improvements in their areas over the next three years

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EU and World Bank agree €7m for energy and water security in Central Asia

The funding will contribute to a programme that helps boost security through knowledge exchange, policy advice and project preparation

Vattenfall to buy power from ‘largest’ Dutch onshore wind farm

The 220 existing turbines at the Zeewolde wind farm will be replaced by 91 ‘larger and more powerful’ ones