Thursday, 21 October 2010

Round up of UK spending review

The Guardian has a useful round up of the environmental impacts of measures in the coalition governments spending review...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/20/spending-review-environment

Seems like it could have been worse as far as climate change is concerned, although we really need to wait and see for the green bank. DEFRA has been hacked back though, so who knows what that means for biodiversity and the countryside... my only hope is that there might be less money for micromanaging the landscape, with room for a bit more wildness. in all likelihood it will simply mean landowners being given a free reign to do whatever they want, and less support for restoration programmes and the like...

We must wait an see... nervous times though. This kind of thing can have repercusions for decades.

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