Dorset AONB is developing a Community Tree Scheme to support parish and town councils in the Dorset Council area who wish to improve biodiversity, build climate resilience and engage their communities through planting and managing trees on land accessible to the public.
The project will focus primarily on support for the planning stages (rather than directly on providing and planting trees) including training to build knowledge within communities.
They’d like to hear our views on the kind of support needed - so please complete a brief survey (8 questions in total). You can click through each page to review the questions and return to previous pages to complete or amend your answers: Dorset AONB Community Tree Scheme - Survey
The survey will be open until at least the end of October
Our economic system depends on the natural world. Growth that results in the destruction of nature will, in the end, cease
Tony Juniper's recent article on nature and economic growth begins:
"As we debate how best to integrate environmental and economic goals, it is perhaps worth remembering that even central bankers need to eat, drink and inhale clean air. Food and water security, protection from climatic extremes, the carbon cycle, public health and the replenishment of the very air we breathe all depend on nature. It is less that nature is part of our economy, and rather that our entire economic system is a wholly owned subsidiary of nature.
During recent years there has been a series of expert reviews revealing the scale of the social and economic risks that accompany the continued degradation of nature. Some interpret these findings as a reason to oppose economic growth. The key question is, however, not about growth per se, but the style and quality of growth that we pursue. Growth that results in the destruction of nature will, in the end, cease. Economic development that, by contrast, moves toward net zero greenhouse gas emissions and the recovery of nature is a very different prospect."
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