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Isabella Kaminski: In its excitement to cut the perceived maelstrom of red tape, Westminster has forgotten that its job is also to legislate
Soil degradation is reaching a critical level in the UK but successive governments seem intent on weakening what little policy protection it has. Rachel Salvidge looks at what challenges and opportunities lie ahead
The historic Paris Agreement aims to cap global warming at 1.5-2°C. Paul Hatchwell talked to Michael Jacobs, senior adviser to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, about implications for UK and international policymakers and business
Peter Kellett, the Environment Agency’s director of legal services, explains the regulator’s approach to considering enforcement undertakings under the Environmental Permitting Regulations
Adrian Johnson: Driven by growing populations and climate risks, cities are innovating to improve water resilience. Carbon reduction and material efficiency are just some of the benefits
Richard Macrory: Environmental concerns should not take precedence over social and economic considerations when allocating fishing rights under the reformed EU fisheries policy, a court has ruled
Tony Juniper: Ending inappropriate land-use practices and the government policies that encourage them is essential to reducing flood risk and ensuring our taxes are not spent making the problem worse
The Environment Agency spent less on flood defences last year than in 2014/15 despite a warning from the CCC that significant investment will be needed to counter the projected increase in UK flood risk
Massive changes in the energy sector are coming as the decarbonisation imperative plays out. But there is already plenty of opportunity for the well-prepared in corporate compliance schemes and in integration of smart energy systems, writes Paul Hatchwell
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