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At least 17% of DEFRA’s core staff body left through redundancy or voluntary exit schemes after the EU referendum was announced. Photograph: Steph Gray CC BY-SA 2.0
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DEFRA ‘unprepared for Brexit’ after slashing staff in referendum run-up

At least a sixth of DEFRA staff left the department in the period before the EU referendum while remaining employees were forbidden from planning for a Leave result

Speakers at the Environmental Industries Commission’s annual conference highlighted the erosion of expertise across government. Photograph: Isabella Kaminski

Green business urged to plug Brexit policy capacity gaps

There is a “real opportunity” for environmental industries to drive good policymaking during EU discussions, but they must do more to make themselves heard

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Paul Nowak: industrial strategy needs to be more joined up - both boosting green growth and resolving skill shortages: photo courtesy of TUC

Career opportunities and challenges of a low-carbon industrial strategy FREE

Ahead of the government's emissions reduction plan and new industrial strategy, Paul Hatchwell talked to Paul Nowak, deputy general secretary of the TUC, about the opportunities and challenges for industry and careers in the developing green economy

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ESA appoints Stewart Davies as new chair

The waste trade’s new chair has set out ESA’s key objectives for the coming years

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Introducing the ENDS Environmental Impact Awards FREE

This month we launched the ENDS Environmental Impact Awards 2017, a unique new award scheme celebrating sustainability achievement across the broad environmental profession.

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Simon Kahn, acoustics technical director, Mott MacDonald, and chair of the Institute of Acoustics education committee, tells us about his role.

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