ENDS Report Environmental Politics
May 16, 2022
 
Welcome to ENDS Report’s new environmental politics bulletin, containing news, analysis and comment on the latest developments from Westminster and the devolved administrations, delivered to your inbox, weekly
 
Queen’s Speech: The eight bills you need to know about
Queen’s Speech: The eight bills you need to know about

10 May 2022

The Queen's Speech revealed that the government will take forward 'a new approach to environmental assessment' in the planning system in the coming Parliamentary session, alongside a raft of other environment-related measures. Here's what you need to know

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In-depth

 
Is regulation needed to prevent net zero greenwashing?
Is regulation needed to prevent net zero greenwashing?

05 May 2022

The run-in to COP26 had businesses racing to commit to net zero but there are concerns many of the targets were rushed and fall far short of what’s needed to keep temperatures below 1.5 degrees. David Burrows reports

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What is plastic pollution doing to rivers and wildlife?
What is plastic pollution doing to rivers and wildlife?

05 May 2022

Rivers are having a bad time of it, suffering from all kinds of contamination, but little is known about the real impact plastic pollution is having on the UK’s water bodies, reports David Burrows

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ECO CHAMBER PODCAST: Missing bees, England's dirty bathing waters, and microplastics in make-up
ECO CHAMBER PODCAST: Missing bees, England's dirty bathing waters, and microplastics in make-up

05 May 2022

Listen as the ENDS Report team examines DEFRA's elusive environmental principles, the questionable justifications for a new Cumbrian coal mine, the fate of the UK's plastic waste, the town with the worst air pollution, why bathing water data should be treated with suspicion, and why more cosmetics than you'd think contain microplastics

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Latest news

 
Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: 6 things you need to know Read More
 
Geraint Davies becomes interim chair of the EFRA Committee Read More
 
Environment Act environmental principles and protections enter force Read More
 
Queen’s Speech confirms fresh regulatory rollback measures and new Energy Bill Read More
 
‘EA staff goodwill at risk’ in quango review, DEFRA warned Read More
 
Environment Agency throws full support behind DEFRA’s controversial targets Read More
 
DEFRA releases ‘flimsy’ wildlife and water evidence Read More
 
 

Most-read

 
Bonfire of the quangos: Rees-Mogg calls on colleagues to submit cost-cutting options Read More
 
Developers hire leading barrister to overturn Natural England’s water neutrality rules Read More
 
‘Terrifying’: 60% drop in number of insects ‘splatting’ UK cars since 2004 Read More
 
Eden Project u-turns on fake grass following ‘soul-searching’ amid environmental outcry Read More
 

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