ENDS Report Weekly, 14 April 2011

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Sustainable Development in an Age of Austerity

UK Environmental Law Association Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich. Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June 2011

What do cuts mean for Environmental Law and regulation? Prices from £250-490. Non members welcome. To book click here.

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  • Government kicks off drive to cut regulatory burdens

    The government has fleshed out plans for a ‘one-in, one-out’ system for new regulatory burdens. An audit of business burdens is under way and the Better Regulation Executive has issued guidance on ‘sunsetting’ new regulations.
  • Carbon floor price will not damage business says Treasury

    The Treasury says its plans for a carbon price support mechanism will not undermine the EU emissions trading scheme or UK competitiveness, and will pave the way for further low carbon electricity market reform
  • Asda lambasted over opt out from HFC phase-out survey

    Asda and an HFC campaign group are at odds over the best way of making supermarket refrigeration more climate-friendly. Remanufacture rather than replacement may have a role to play
  • Climate negotiators battle over meeting agendas

    April climate talks in Bangkok were dominated by wrangling over the agenda for negotiations ahead of the crucial UN climate conference in Durban in December. But the way is now clear for a detailed discussion of emissions reduction pledges.
  • Conference considers the future of air quality

    Environmental Protection UK’s air quality conference provided insights into meeting nitrogen dioxide limits, communicating health effects and the impact of particulate emissions from wood burning in London.


Green Business Awards – entry deadline extended Thursday 30 June 2011

Do not miss out on the opportunity to be recognised for your innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives to achieve environmental sustainability, develop low-carbon products and implement smart business practice. Find out more and enter now at www.greenbusinessawards.com


The Castle Debates 2011 - Environmental aspects: science, law and policy

The inaugural Castle Debates 2011 – a series of high-level environmental debates with leading scientific, legal and governmental speakers, organised in association with the Law Society and Sykes Environmental, will be held on a monthly basis between February and June 2011. The debates will address: the future for renewable energy and heat; sustainable buildings; UK water security; sustainable transport; and farming and food security. For more information or to register, click here


The Environment Tools Directory - New resource for local authorities

The Environment Tools Directory is a new resource for councils identifying the key datasets and software tools for community and council carbon reduction activities. Developed by an expert group on behalf of DECC, see the list of 55 tools to read and review here

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