• Paul Hatchwell, climate and energy editor, ENDS Report

    Back to the future

    Paul Hatchwell: Welcome to the 500th issue of the ENDS Report. Over the past 38 years the quality of much of the UK’s environment, and the policies governing it, have improved almost beyond recognition.

  • Peter Zaman, partner, Reed Smith

    Britain considers carbon trading in a post-Brexit world

    Peter Zaman and Nicholas Rock: The knock-on effects of Brexit for emissions trading in Europe will be numerous, for EU states as well as the UK. The timing of departure and the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be key

  • Matthew Bell, chief executive, Committee on Climate Change

    Innovation relies on existing technology and clear policy

    Matthew Bell: There is no guarantee that invention will lead to rapid diffusion of low-carbon technology. We need policies that cultivate existing technology alongside innovation to keep moving forward

  • Stephen Shergold, partner and head of Dentons Environment Practice Group

    Post-EU environmental law: opportunities for leadership

    Stephen Shergold: The UK can combine the legacy of the more successful EU legislation with its own experience to create sustainable businesses models that can be exported across the globe

  • Andy Wakefield

    Insider Insight: Andy Wakefield

    Andy Wakefield, principal arboricultural consultant at consultancy AECOM shares some career insights

  • Richard Macrory, professor of environmental law, University College London

    Court of Appeal makes first damage ruling

    Richard Macrory: Definitions of damage within the Environmental Liability Directive have been examined in an important judgment about a protected Welsh lake

  • Jonathan Church is a lawyer in ClientEarth’s climate and energy team

    Climate Change Act will force government into action

    Jonathan Church: Unlike most environmental laws, the CCA makes carbon emissions targets legally binding, raising the prospect of the government ending up in court for failing to meet them

  • Emma Pinchbeck will take up her new role in November. Photograph: RenewableUK

    Insider insight: Emma Pinchbeck

    Emma Pinchbeck, head of climate change at WWF, is shortly to become executive director of RenewableUK

  • Isabella Kaminski, deputy editor, the ENDS Report

    Settling the score

    Isabella Kaminski: Twenty years is a very long time in politics. Since its inception, the Environment Agency has battled wave after wave of deregulation and attempts to merge it with other organisations or to scrap it altogether.

  • Richard Macrory, professor of environmental law, University College London

    Brexit unlikely to give UK free rein over green laws

    Richard Macrory: On whichever terms Brexit occurs, a raft of international treaties means when it comes to formulating environmental laws the UK may find that no country is an island

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