ENDS Report Compliance and Law
June 14, 2021
Welcome to ENDS Report’s new Compliance and Law bulletin, containing must-read intelligence to help you comply with environmental rules and prepare for forthcoming policy and legislation, delivered to your inbox, weekly
What does Shell’s Dutch court ruling mean for big polluters?
What does Shell’s Dutch court ruling mean for big polluters?

10 Jun 2021

If other jurisdictions replicate a Dutch Court’s reasoning in finding that Shell must cut its emissions deeper and faster than planned, more big polluters could find themselves in court. Just how far will the ramifications be felt? Danny Halpin reports

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G7 summit: 9 things you need to know
G7 summit: 9 things you need to know

14 Jun 2021

Green groups have welcomed many of the environmental initiatives announced as part of the G7 summit over the weekend, but with many commitments short on detail they have called for the pledges to be followed up by solid policies. Here’s what you need to know

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Latest news

G7 summit: Leading democracies agree to ‘dramatically increase spending on nature’ Read More
Environment Bill: amendment to extend net gain to major infrastructure projects Read More
Does a major recycling drive by big retailers stand up to scrutiny? Read More
'Unprecedented disaster': Council calls on DEFRA to intervene over river Wye nutrients crisis Read More
‘Serial polluter’: Northern Ireland’s water provider taken to court 73 times since 2007 Read More
One in five waste firms commit waste crime, EA survey suggests Read More
‘Worrying, but not surprising’: Paucity of UK chemical compliance testing revealed Read More
Major pollution incident in Yorkshire river declared Read More
High Court upholds decision to stop supermarket development near primary school Read More

Fines Monitor

Fines Monitor: live table
Fines Monitor: live table

29 Mar 2021

Click through to view a live table containing details of tens of millions of pounds of financial penalties issued by regulators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for breaches of environmental regulations

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New water fine – total payout £4,084,669

07 Jun 2021

Thames Water has been fined for discharging sewage into a chalk stream and woodland in 2016.

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Legal briefing

Insurer loses appeal against waste firm’s fire payout

26 May 2021

The Court of Appeal has ordered Zurich Insurance to pay waste firm Niramax more than £500,000 following a blaze that destroyed waste-sorting machinery

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New regulations

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 9) (England) Order 2021 (SI 2021/236) Read More
The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/422) Read More
The Low Emission Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/26) and (SSI 2021/177)* Read More


Standard rules consultation no 23 - Proposals for healthcare waste permits Read More
Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP 10.2) – Proposals for updates for heat networks Read More
Two consultations on energy performance of non-domestic buildings Read More
Offshore energy strategic environmental assessment scoping consultation Read More

Partner content

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Associate or Technical Director: Ecologist

02 Jun 2021

This is a great chance to join an award winning, inter-disciplinary practice dedicated to creating successful environments. We operate throughout the UK with offices in Birmingham, Bournemouth and London.

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Environmental & Sustainability Assistant

02 Jun 2021

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Senior / Principal Landscape Designer

08 Jun 2021

We are currently recruiting for two posts in our Environment Team based in the heart of the Cotswolds, Cirencester.

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Environmental Planner / EIA Consultant

08 Jun 2021

This is an exciting time to join one of the UK’s leading development consultancies with exposure to a range of exciting projects...

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Director Climate Change and Sustainability

09 Jun 2021

The impact of climate change on our planet, our society and potentially on our security is clear. The Government’s commitment to Net Zero 50 is a recognition of the need to take action. We know that we need to take action now.

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10 Jun 2021

We're a friendly, dynamic and supportive team. We encourage passion, ambition and collaboration, both in our performance as a team and individually. New ideas are encouraged.

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