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May
19
Map of the UK with pins listing various initiatives

The English Rights of Nature Landscape

Alex May and Paul Powlesland survey the current initiatives and Rights of Nature movement in England.
9 min read
May
17
The image is a poster for the festival listing slogans and speakers on a forest background.

Garden of Tomorrow Festival: We Are Nature

We are excited to share with you the Garden of Tomorrow Festival in June, on the theme 'We Are Nature'.
1 min read
May
04
Picture shows a huge pile of rubbish in the foreground with woods behind.

The Destruction of Hoad’s Wood – and the need for Rights of Nature

Paul Powlesland tells the tragic story of Hoad’s Wood, used as a landfill and ignored by authorities, and how it shows we need Rights of Nature and guardianship.
9 min read
May
04
LFN and Sheffield Tree Action Group logos

Rights of Nature and Guardianship for Sheffield Trees

Paul Powlesland, barrister and Rights of Nature campaigner who acted for Sheffield activists, proposes that trees should have Rights of
5 min read
Apr
30
Circular logo which is half-fingerprint half-treestump, and campaign name and slogan

We Are Nature – the campaign to change the dictionary definition of Nature

Jessie Mond Wedd talks us through the new We Are Nature campaign, launched in collaboration with Frieda Gormley and Javvy Royle of House of Hackney.
10 min read
Apr
10
Stop Ecocide campaigners standing outside an EU building holding a banner about Ecocide.

Reviewing the New EU Environmental Crimes Directive

Luna Andersen Frank takes a look at the forthcoming EU ‘Comparable to Ecocide’ Directive, a pivotal development which takes a more holistic approach to the environment, has more specific offences, and stronger pentalties.
13 min read
Mar
26
A protest placard reading 'No business on a dead planet'

From Nature Aware to Nature Positive Business

LFN’s Alex May reflects on developments in relation to business and nature, in light of the recently published Opinion
9 min read
Mar
13
Ring of Truth: A Case for Nature

Ring of Truth: A Case for Nature

What happens when a 200 year old oak tree takes the Secretary of State for Climate and Ecological Breakdown to court?
11 min read
Feb
15
The Better Business Network puts Nature on The Board

The Better Business Network puts Nature on The Board

We spoke to Hannah Cox from the Better Business Network and Graham Hansen, the Network's first Nature Director.
5 min read
Jan
26
Newsletter: End of 2023

Newsletter: End of 2023

Wrapping up the year.
4 min read