The UK has confirmed it will ratify the Paris Agreement by the end of 2016 subject to Parliamentary approval, helping end uncertainty over a crucial issue for business
There was a marked reduction in serious pollution incidents last year, particularly those related to waste management
There has been strong but very uneven progress in company disclosure and embedding of carbon pricing in business strategies in 2016, says CDP
A more flexible attitude to power use that better coordinates consumption with load on the grid and generates additional income is taking hold in the food and drinks sector
The power station’s emissions of nitrogen oxides are illegally high, the EU’s Court of Justice has found
Andrea Leadsom has announced a ban on the sale of all modern ivory, in the run-up to a CITES conference
The Planning Inspectorate has rejected a farmer’s appeal against the EA’s decision to refuse to renew abstraction licences in a protected wetland
An enormous pile of rubbish will be removed from a site in Orpington, Kent, following months of extensive negotiations
The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee is to be abolished in favour of a new committee covering business, energy and industrial strategy
The forthcoming 25-year environment plan will require the regulators to work together to form joint plans for 14 newly delineated areas across England
Scotland moderately increased its recycling rate last year but this pales in comparison with the country’s dramatic increase in incineration
A major initiative to offer low carbon mortgages to homeowners has been launched by a Europe-wide consortium of lenders, valuers, energy efficiency firms and energy suppliers
Stephen Shergold: The UK can combine the legacy of the more successful EU legislation with its own experience to create sustainable businesses models that can be exported across the globe
Too many opencast mines have been left without money to restore them after the owners went out of business. Some firms have specialised in rescuing these sites, but more needs to be done to safeguard restoration funds. Jez Abbot reports
Richard Macrory: Definitions of damage within the Environmental Liability Directive have been examined in an important judgment about a protected Welsh lake
Consultation has opened on revising controversial regulations governing the flammability of furniture
Jonathan Church: Unlike most environmental laws, the CCA makes carbon emissions targets legally binding, raising the prospect of the government ending up in court for failing to meet them
Emma Pinchbeck, head of climate change at WWF, is shortly to become executive director of RenewableUK
Government energy efficiency and carbon-reduction policies have been through many changes in recent years. Paul Hatchwell speaks to Christine St John Cox, business area manager, and Ian Behling, principal consultant, at Ricardo Energy & Environment about past successes and lessons for the future
Large infrastructure projects are just one of the factors changing the way green consultants work. Top environmental consultants came together at ENDS roundtable event to discuss the latest industry trends.
The EU has a big influence in British environmental policy and standards, making environmental professionals relatively well informed about its workings. Does the UK environmental profession respect the EU and want Britain to remain, or has familiarity bred contempt? In association with Society for the Environment ENDS surveyed the profession to find out.
As we emerge from recession prospects are looking up for the environmental consultancy market. ENDS, with the help of a group of environmental consultants, look at the opportunities on the horizon
The UK jobs market has been a tough place to navigate over the past few years, and environmental careers have not escaped lightly in the downturn. But there are strong signs we are turning a corner, and optimism is growing.
In this supplement we review the current state of the environmental careers market and look ahead to the coming year.
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