General Election 2019

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Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Tory election triumph: What’s next for environmental policy?

Following the Conservatives’ election victory, industry and green groups have turned their attention to when the government will bring back to the House of Commons its flagship pieces of... Read more

Access to justice

Does the Conservative manifesto threaten access to environmental justice?

Does the Conservative manifesto threaten access to environmental justice?

Mainstream parties may have impressed green groups with their environmental pledges, but some are worried about a Conservative Party promise to look at reforming judicial review. Simon Pickstone... Read more

Latest news

Environmental Politics

Environment sector hopeful in wake of Tory landslide victory

The environment sector has reacted with cautious optimism over the Conservative Party’s landslide general election victory, with many noting that the election was the first to put the environment at the centre of all major parties’ manifestos

Environmental Politics

Johnson makes bold environmental pledges in victory speech

Prime minister Boris Johnson has promised to make the UK the “cleanest, greenest [country] on Earth with the most far-reaching environmental programme”, during his victory speech this morning

Parliament

Villiers holds seat, Goldsmith gone following big win for Conservatives

Environment minister Zac Goldsmith has lost his west London seat to Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney following the best general election performance by the Conservative Party since the 1980s

Environmental Politics

DEFRA ministers struggling to save their seats, new poll shows

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers and DEFRA minister Zac Goldsmith face the prospect of losing their parliamentary seats in tomorrow's general election, according to a new YouGov poll

Policy

‘Actively damaging policies’: Conservatives by far the worst on environment, finds NGO

The Labour Party has come out on top of an assessment of manifesto pledges to respond to the ecological and climate crisis, with the Conservatives bringing up the rear, according to research by Friends of the Earth

Analysis

Environmental Politics

General election: What the waste sector thinks about the party manifestos

General election: What the waste sector thinks about the party manifestos

Political party manifestos indicate that “radical changes are on the horizon” for the waste sector, according to waste trade body the Environmental Services Association (ESA). ENDS has compiled the sector’s reaction

Environmental Politics

Conservative manifesto: 9 things you need to know

Here’s what you need to know about the green pledges set out in the Conservative Party's manifesto

Environmental Politics

General election: The ENDS green pledge tracker

UPDATED: With the general election campaign almost over, ENDS has compiled an updated list of the green policies pledged by the UK's main parties

Editor's Pick

Environmental Politics

How is the Conservative Party grappling with net zero?

How is the Conservative Party grappling with net zero?

The government wants to lead the world on climate action and attract younger voters, but competing forces within the party will not make the transition a simple one. Simon Pickstone reports

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Could a Trump-style rollback of green rules happen here?

Could a Trump-style rollback of green rules happen here?

Since taking office, the US president has taken a chainsaw to environmental regulations. With parts of Boris Johnson’s cabinet keen to pursue a deregulatory agenda, is there a danger the UK could follow Trump’s lead after Brexit?

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