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Brighton and Lewes biosphere site decision due

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THE United Nations may declare a Sussex area an international biosphere site.

The Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere partnership will find out if the land will be declared a biosphere when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization meet on June 11.

A biosphere site declaration is recognition of residents showing innovative approaches to living in harmony with nature.

Chris Todd, chairman of the Biosphere partnership, said: “We are now very close to realising the result of three years’ strenuous effort by numerous local bodies and individuals, and are keeping everything crossed for a positive outcome from when our efforts to look after and improve our local environment will take a place on the world stage.”

The proposed site covers the South Downs National Park, Brighton and Hove and the towns of Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Shoreham, Telscombe, Southwick and Shoreham Beach.

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3:51pm Mon 2 Jun 14

pachallis says...

Please excuse my ignorance, but what would be the effect of having the United Nations declaring Sussex area an international biosphere site?

I've had a quick search on the internet and I have found out that a biosphere is 'The biosphere is the global sum of all ecosystems. It can also be termed the zone of life on Earth, a closed system (apart from solar and cosmic radiation and heat from the interior of the Earth), and largely self-regulating.'.

But that doesn't help.
Please excuse my ignorance, but what would be the effect of having the United Nations declaring Sussex area an international biosphere site? I've had a quick search on the internet and I have found out that a biosphere is 'The biosphere is the global sum of all ecosystems. It can also be termed the zone of life on Earth, a closed system (apart from solar and cosmic radiation and heat from the interior of the Earth), and largely self-regulating.'. But that doesn't help. pachallis
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9:20am Tue 3 Jun 14

Morpheus says...

Are the increasing numbers we see sleeping on the streets of Brighton living in harmony with nature? It is time to pack in this biosphere rubbish and deal with the real issues people face.
Are the increasing numbers we see sleeping on the streets of Brighton living in harmony with nature? It is time to pack in this biosphere rubbish and deal with the real issues people face. Morpheus
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