Monday, October 18, 2021

Improved Air Quality Alert system announced to help protect public health in Northern Ireland

Environment Minister Edwin Poots has announced changes to his Department’s High Air Pollution Alert Protocol to improve how the public are informed when periods...

Over 50 honey bee actions for England and Wales announced

New actions aimed at sustaining populations of honey bees in England and Wales have been published by the government. Department for Environment, Food & Rural...

New greener rules for companies bidding for major government contracts come into force today

From today, all companies bidding for government contracts worth more than £5m a year must commit to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. The UK...

All government procurement should be subject to annual review to identify any problem areas...

The Government must strengthen its own sustainable procurement policies, and it should be illegal for UK businesses to use deforestation-linked commodities, if the UK...

CMA asks for views to inform sustainability advice to government

In July, Kwasi Kwarteng, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) asked the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to provide...

Northern Ireland launches its first-ever Rural Community Pollinator Scheme

Northern Ireland has launched their first-ever Rural Community Pollinator Scheme to improve the health of bees and pollinators, with the grants wholly provided by the...

Climate change must be considered in any future developments in Wales

Future developments in Wales will have to take into account future flooding and coastal erosion risk caused by climate change, the Welsh Government has...

New inquiry weighs up carbon border tax measures

A new inquiry into carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAMs) has been announced by the Environmental Audit Committee. If adopted by the UK Government in the...

UK Export Finance unveils net zero plan

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s Export Credit Agency, has unveiled a new plan to go net zero by 2050, decarbonising its financial portfolio...

WHO updates Air Quality Guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its 2005 Global Air Quality Guidelines (AQGs) to decrease the burden of disease that results from exposure...