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Environmental Politics

Insight report: 2021 preview

Insight report: 2021 preview

The policy changes that need to be on your radar, the compliance deadlines to prepare for and the key environmental legal rulings to expect in 2021

Horizon scanner

Environmental Law

Track compliance deadlines: download the latest horizon scanning guide

Track compliance deadlines: download the latest horizon scanning guide

Click through to download the Horizon Scanning Guide, tracking upcoming deadlines across 12 key environmental, energy and health and safety sectors.

Editor's pick

Environmental Law

Environmental permitting: the sites the regulator forgot

Environmental permitting: the sites the regulator forgot

More than 1,600 permitted sites in England have not been inspected for at least three years, according to an analysis of Environment Agency data, while other sites have faced multiple checks in a single year

Enforcement

Enforcement action: The regulations that are no longer enforced

Enforcement action: The regulations that are no longer enforced

There are some regulations that the Environment Agency has stopped enforcing entirely – does this reflect a change in the regulator’s approach to enforcement or a lack of capacity to tackle serious environmental crimes?

Regulation

Environmental permitting: The pitfalls to avoid

Environmental permitting: The pitfalls to avoid

What are the most common reasons for permit non-compliance and how can they be avoided? Adam Branson investigates

Regulation

The firms that took on the EA and won

The firms that took on the EA and won

How did the handful of businesses that have overturned Environment Agency permitting decisions manage to succeed at appeal?

Policy briefings

Land, Ecology & Development

Policy briefing: What the London Plan’s green measures mean for development

Policy briefing: What the London Plan’s green measures mean for development

The latest iteration of London’s key planning blueprint contains new environmental requirements, including that proposed developments should manage biodiversity impacts

Regulation

Policy briefing: How to comply with new fire prevention plan guidance

In January new guidance was issued to help waste operators manage the risk of storing and treating combustible material in association with an environmental permit

Energy

Get ready for the UK’s emissions trading scheme

In December the government opted to continue with an EU-style emissions cap-and-trade scheme to drive decarbonisation of heavy industry after Brexit. Here is what we know so far

Planning & land use

Policy briefing: What constitutes a ‘disaster’ for the purposes of EIA?

In 2017, environmental impact assessments were required to assess a project’s major accident or disaster risks. New guidance from professional body IEMA aims to help

Supply chain

Policy Briefing: Get ready for a new law to curb deforestation in supply chains

The government is consulting on proposed powers to financially penalise large businesses that cannot show their products and supply chains are not linked to illegal deforestation

Upcoming deadlines

Chemicals

UK REACH: How to comply with the UK’s new chemicals regime

The UK's replacement for the EU's REACH chemical regulation system has gone live. Here's what you need to do and when in order to comply with it, and the risks you face if you don't

Environmental Law

8 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in November

Important deadlines relating to persistent organic pollutants, genetically modified organisms, planning and development frameworks, smart meters installation, marine conservation, transport strategy, and a decarbonisation fund for steel are coming up in November

Environmental Law

15 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in October

Important deadlines relating to plastics production and pollution, costs protection for environmental claims, environmental permitting, nitrates action, environmental damage reporting, waste management, water use and restriction of chemicals are coming up in October

Policy

9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in September

Important deadlines relating to energy efficiency, carbon capture, energy labelling, permitting for the forestry sector, management of invasive alien species, and flooding are coming up in September

Environmental Law

9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in August

Important deadlines relating to cosmetic products, transport procurement, ecolabel criteria, clean air zones, chemicals, flooding, and marine conservation are coming up in August

Environmental Law

12 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in July

Important deadlines relating to REACH authorisations, chemicals labelling, carbon emissions monitoring, energy efficiency, flood strategy, carbon pricing, transport of radioactive material, and marine conservation are coming up in July

Environmental Law

13 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in June

Important deadlines relating to restriction of hazardous substances, carbon emissions monitoring, planning fees, environmental governance, standard rule sets for tranche B specified generators and medium combustion plants, energy efficiency, and unconventional oil and gas are coming up in June

Environmental Law

6 compliance deadlines coming up this month

Important deadlines relating to conservation, chemicals restriction under REACH, carbon emissions accounting and sectoral reference documents under the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) are coming up in May

Air

Seven compliance deadlines to look out for this month

Important deadlines relating to best practice, waste compliance, industrial strategies, pollutants and chemicals are coming up in February and early March

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