Saturday, April 10, 2021

New report highlights the importance of environmental regulation in England

The Chief Executive of the Environment Agency (EA) has called for a 'modern approach to regulation' in order to protect air, land, and water...

Northern Ireland to extend modern slavery transparency requirements to public sector organisations

Two consultation documents have been launched on measures to eradicate modern slavery from Northern Ireland's supply chains, including imposing transparency requirements on the country's...

New Centre for Greening Finance and Investment to open in Leeds and London

The new UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment will begin in April 2021, with physical hubs in Leeds and London, Energy Minister Anne-Marie...

‘A sense-maker in chief’ – New survey examines the role of Chief Sustainability Officers

The Chief Sustainability Officer is emerging as a 'sense-maker in chief', according to a global survey on the role in addressing the environmental, social and...

Consultation seeks to determine areas of water stress in England

The Environment Agency has launched a four-week consultation to determine areas of water stress in England, and how best to protect the environment and...

New £10m fund set to drive private investment in nature opens for applications

A new £10 million Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund will provide grants between £10,000 and £100,000 to environmental groups, local authorities, businesses and other organisations...

Government seeks views on carbon capture, usage and storage cluster sequencing

A new consultation seeks views on a potential approach to cluster sequencing for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS). The Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan...

Wales commits to 2050 net zero but sets out ambitions to ‘get there sooner’

Today the Welsh Government has set out its legal commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 but has announced to be pushing to...

Scotland publishes the country’s carbon footprint for 1998-2017

Scotland's Chief Statistician has published Scotland’s Carbon Footprint from 1998 to 2017, providing estimates of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions on a consumption basis. The new...

New rules set to further protect blanket bogs

Legislation to prevent the burning of heather and other vegetation on protected blanket bog habitats has been brought forward by the government. The new regulations...