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Environmental Politics

Boris Johnson’s green recovery plan: 10 things you need to know

Boris Johnson’s green recovery plan: 10 things you need to know

The prime minister has pledged massive investment in cleantech to help the UK’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, but there are concerns about his plans for new roads and streamlining the planning regime. ENDS sets out what you need to know... Read more

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Environmental Politics

Sunak’s summer statement: ‘Turning point’ or ‘drop in the ocean’?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s claim that his mini-budget would deliver 'a green recovery with concern for our environment at its heart' has been praised and scorned alike by the environmental community

Environmental Politics

Sunak’s ‘mini budget’: 7 things to look out for

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce an economic stimulus package this afternoon, with £3bn going towards energy efficiency. Here’s what to look out for

Environmental Politics

‘Pinprick’: Cool response to chancellor’s £3bn energy efficiency stimulus

The chancellor of the exchequer is expected to announce measures to improve public and domestic energy efficiency on Wednesday, but the £3bn package is not enough, critics say


Net zero conditions attached to first Covid-19 bailout

A steel firm has become the first recipient of the government’s loan scheme for companies badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak – with green strings attached


EA behind on half of corporate objectives

The Environment Agency has failed to meet targets for water quality, illegal waste sites, flood management, influence on planning decisions, financial management and diversity, according to an official report



Covid-19: The route to recovery

Covid-19: The route to recovery

Environmental consultancies are feeling the pinch as a result of coronavirus lockdown measures. ENDS takes the pulse of the market, and finds out which service areas are believed likely to grow even in these tough economic conditions

Environmental management systems

Digital EIA: Can pioneering technology help environmental assessment overcome its ‘obesity problem’?

Environmental statements can run to thousands of pages, costing developers up to £250,000. Some see the process as impenetrable. But efforts to transform it through digital technology are gathering pace, in part due to Covid-19 social distancing measures and restrictions on movement

Planning & land use

Flying cats and online trolls: the perils of virtual working

Environmental professionals are turning to digital solutions to help them keep working during the Covid-19 pandemic. But some pioneering efforts to use technology to maintain momentum on development projects have been hit by YouTube ‘violations’, online trolls, and controversy over a cat that was thrown during a Zoom meeting

Environmental management systems

How Covid-19 will change the way you work. Forever

Experts say the coronavirus pandemic has increased the appetite for digital working in the environmental space. When the crisis is over, what will business as usual look like?

Industrial emissions

6 big polluters that have pledged to go net zero

Shell has set out a high-level plan for reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, hot on the heels of BP’s pledge to go net zero, but green groups remain unconvinced. ENDS take a look at the big firms making big promises

Environmental management systems

How are environmental managers adapting to the coronavirus pandemic?

While the coronavirus has slowed down many industries, environmental managers are still being tasked with continuing their work in such vital sectors as waste, packaging and infrastructure services. Conor McGlone asks how they are adapting their practices

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