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Paul Hatchwell: As the gavel came down on two weeks of frantic diplomacy at COP21 in Paris, exhausted attendees at Le Bourget had a real sense of entering uncharted waters
Up and down the country environmental professionals are talking about the forthcoming EU referendum. Isabella Kaminski reviews the debate
The UK does not count incinerator bottom ash in its recycling figures. But very little of it goes to landfill and it is a valuable material for industry, finds Jez Abbott
The waste sector now has fewer options for insurance providers, but the smaller market may be helping to drive up standards, finds Chiara Francavilla
Flexibility in how the government meets the UK’s fourth and fifth carbon budgets up to 2032 is acceptable, but building infrastructure risking lock-in to unabated gas beyond the mid-2030s is not, says Lord Deben
Philip Simpson: The government needs the commercial sector to help it meet renewable targets, but the Autumn Statement has merely prolonged industry uncertainty about the future
Chris White: Using language that business understands is the way to get the message about natural capital’s value to the bottom line heard at the top
Richard Macrory: Third-party rights of appeal in environmental and planning law could reduce delays and uncertainties, reduce costs and better reflect Aarhus requirements
Andy Eastlake: There is much work still to be done to improve the environmental impacts of heavy goods vehicles, but manufacturers and operators are now taking action
This month's infographic looks at the intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) submitted by countries ahead of the COP21 climate talks in Paris
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