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Environmental Politics

West Midlands plans for net zero by 2041

The West Midlands Combined Authority has proposed reducing the region’s greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 13% each year to 2041, in reaction to the climate crisis

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Global negotiations

Mark Carney appointed finance adviser for COP26

Mark Carney, the outgoing Bank of England governor, has been appointed as the finance adviser for the UN’s climate change conference, to be held in Glasgow in November


Tool launched to help businesses ‘design out waste’

Companies will be able to measure how circular their entire operations are through an online tool launched this week

Planning & land use

Town developers sign sustainability agreement with regulator

The developers behind a new town in Scotland have signed an agreement with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, aiming to accelerate the delivery of a sustainable community that promotes wellbeing

Environmental Politics

Oxford delivers first plan for climate emergency

Oxford City Council is the first council in the UK to respond to a citizens’ assembly on climate change, producing a wide-ranging plan focusing on buildings, transport, waste and biodiversity


Water companies set for battle as Ofwat announces spending plan

The water industry financial regulator has this morning announced a spending package that requires water companies to invest to £13bn in environmental measures while reducing their bills on average £50 before inflation



Key changes in the consultancy market in 2019

In 2019 the UK environmental consultancy market saw a number of key acquisitions and people moves. Here's what you need to know

Environmental Law

6 of industry’s greatest environmental challenges

Corporate adaptation to climate change, toxics in the supply chain, particulate air pollution and decarbonising cement and steel are among ENDS’ list of industry’s biggest green challenges


The debrief: How a Belgian cement plant is blazing a trail to net-zero emissions

The cement industry has a long journey ahead if it is to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. One carbon capture demonstration project shows a possible way forward

Environmental Politics

Interview: What the Met Office's chief scientist thinks about about heatwaves, sea level rise and staying optimistic about climate change

Professor Stephen Belcher explains how the Met Office is using cutting-edge science to understand how the UK will be affected by climate change

Carbon & energy efficiency

Policy briefing: Get ready for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, Phase 2

Organisations must notify the Environment Agency by 5 December 2019 to comply with their obligations under a scheme requiring large firms to assess their energy use


International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

To mark International Women’s Day, ENDS has put together a selection of women in the environment sector, each of whom are blazing a trail at the top of their fields.

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