Nature charities urge Chancellor to ramp up biodiversity spending in Budget

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Up to £6.8bn a year should be spent on nature restoration to meet the UK's 2030 nature targets
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Up to £6.8bn a year should be spent on nature restoration to meet the UK's 2030 nature targets

New modelling from leading green campaign groups suggests a minimum investment of £1.2bn a year is needed to achieve the UK's nature protection goals, as concerns grow that Environment Bill could be watered down

A coalition of 22 nature charities today called on the Chancellor to commit to an additional £1.2bn in annual nature funding as part of the upcoming Spending Review and Budget, warning that a "business...

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