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The Natural Capital Committee find a voice: Despairing tone to the lack of progress over the last, 10 wasted years

Natural Capital Committee 7th annual report - Chairman’s message Dieter Helm: ‘Nine years have now passed since the government published the 2011 White Paper, The Natural Choice, committing to the objective “to be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than it inherited.” To achieve this, the Natural Capital Committee (NCC) proposed a 25 year plan for environmental improvement. In 2018, the 25 Year Environment Plan (25 YEP) was finally published, following further advice from the NCC.

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Mainstreaming nature-based health services

The West of England Nature Partnership has published a set of actions to mainstream nature-based health services in its area. This includes helping to “professionalise nature-based health services by promoting and supporting the development of standards that build capacity and help legitimise nature-based health services”. In support of the plan, it recently facilitated a Social Prescribing Network Event and is launching an on-line knowledge sharing platform for people working on matters relating to nature, health and well-being in the West of England.

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