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SocEnv new chair William Pope. Photograph: Society for the Environment

Society for Environment elects new chair

New leader has been elected to professional body responsible for the registration of environmental professionals

Terry A'Hearn and Richard Dryburgh sign the SPA at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Photograph: 2050 Climate Group

SEPA strikes deal with youth climate group

The Scottish environmental regulator has signed a deal with the 2050 Climate Group, which aims to provide leadership skills to tackle climate change.

Policy uncertainty remains a serious threat to low carbon energy investment. Photograph: Michael Rosskothen/123RF

Energy sector highlights ‘political risk’ to low-carbon transition

Energy security and decarbonisation are still under threat from policy uncertainty, say energy professionals

Simon Weston, director for raw materials at the Confederation of Paper Industries trade association. Photograph: Zero Waste Scotland

New chief for Scottish circular economy fund

Simon Weston has become chair of a circular economy grant fund for SMEs and non-profit organisations run by Zero Waste Scotland

The group aims to drive water efficiency and customer engagement. Photograph: olegdudko/123RF

Industry body set up to drive water efficiency

Waterwise is launching a leadership group to encourage the industry to use more ambitious water efficiency programmes and develop a more customer-led culture

Six fixed term contracts for up to nine months have opened up at SEPA. Photograph: SEPA

SEPA looks to fill series of junior scientific posts FREE

Both SEPA and DEFRA are recruiting junior scientific and administrative support roles on fixed term contracts following the loss of experienced staff

Welsh Water is one of the organisations to offer a placement. Photograph: Dyr Cymru Welsh Water

NERC research placement scheme opens

The Natural Environment Research Council is offering researcher placements at organisations including EDF Energy, the Forestry Commission and Welsh Water

Air quality is a key election issue for environmental professionals. Photograph: 123RF

Air and circular economy top environmental professionals’ election agenda

Long-term cooperation on sustainability, air quality, the circular economy and low-carbon development dominates concerns ahead of the general election and Brexit

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