ENDS Report Issue 347, December 2003

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  • Investors home in on carbon

    Investors are displaying a growing interest in climate change risks - but warn that pension fund consultants and analysts are failing to keep on top of the agenda

  • Renewables obligation rises

    Ratcheting up the renewables obligation to 15% in 2015 should help to stimulate investment in new capacity

  • Spotlight turned on chemicals

    Environmental groups hope new findings on toxic chemicals in human blood and products for children will help strengthen proposed EU legislation

Waste management

  • Composting shoots forward

    The composting sector continues to enjoy rapid growth, with in-vessel systems beginning to make their mark


  • Sustainable consumption

    Discussion has begun about sustainable consumption and production - but business seems unaware that a new area of environmental policy is opening up


UK policy

  • Aviation White Paper

    The Government has backed a huge expansion in aiport capacity, linked to a plan to bring the sector's greenhouse gas emissions into the EU emissions trading scheme

  • Financial cover for landfill

    The Environment Agency has unveiled a new policy on financial provisions for landfill sites following legal rulings which have undermined the current regime


  • ENDS survey on EMSs

    The survey conducted jointly with IEMA reveals widespread concern over the effectiveness of environmental management systems and the quality of certification

  • Water framework challenge

    The Directive requires good ecological status by 2015 - but how will this be defined and when will it become clear how many waters must be improved?

  • Pre-Budget report

    The pre-Budget report included minor adjustments to the climate and aggregates levies, but decisions on pesticides, waste and home energy efficiency were deferred

  • Defining good ecological status: What the Directive says

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