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CIoS Environmental Growth Strategy Update & Green Business Growth

April 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Find out about the updated Environmental Growth Strategy for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly and the opportunities for business growth

There is not just a climate emergency; but an ecological emergency too. And the evidence is clear that we must increase the speed with which we are bringing back nature in our land and seas if we are to prevent ecological breakdown.

And whilst we are reducing our carbon footprint on the journey to becoming carbon neutral, evidence shows that we must radically accelerate progress on this and other pressures if we are to avert climate and ecological breakdown. Nature must be at the core of our response – going beyond decarbonising our energy systems by growing nature to help us reduce the risks, draw down carbon and adapt.

Our Environmental Growth Strategy provides a long-term framework for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to not just conserve, but to grow nature. Environmental growth is about not just protecting but also enhancing nature – ensuring that there is more of it, and that it is bigger, better, more diverse and more joined up.

Co-produced by our Local Nature Partnership, the strategy is guided by the principle that we are interconnected with nature; and outlines steps to our target that by 30% of our land and seas are positively managed for nature by 2030. It retains the vision and core ambitions of our original 2015 strategy, and sharpens our focus with 10 pillars for action to help nature regenerate and to provide the natural foundations for a green recovery.

Join us to hear the headlines and to understand how businesses across the county should be using the strategy to lead the change.

Tevi is an ERDF-funded programme supporting Cornish SMEs to grow whist contributing to Cornwall’s environmental growth priorities and circular economy transition. Tevi currently supports over 300 enterprises through bespoke consultancy services, challenge networks and a grant scheme. Tevi is delivered by the University of Exeter in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Development Company.

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