The Anonymous Widower

Mountains, Moors And Heaths Offer £20bn In Green Benefits

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on page 2 of today’s copy of The Times.

This is the first paragraph.

Britain’s mountains, moorlands and heaths are worth £20.1 billion for their ability to absorb carbon, remove air pollution and provide recreational activities, according to the Office for National Statistics.

It certainly make you think.

If you think twenty billion pounds is a large number, then this is another two paragraphs.

Natural accounts are required by the European Union but Theresa May has also made them a feature of the 25 Year Environment Plan that she unveiled last year.

The plan is focused on “protecting and enhancing [natural landscapes and habitats] for the next generation”. It follows work by the World Bank, which has estimated the value of the world’s untouched ecosystems at $33.7 trillion (£27.2 trillion).

Surely, this means that if you burn the rain forest, you are literally burning money!

July 23, 2019 - Posted by | World | ,

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