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International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

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Scotland making mixed progress on adaptation, says Committee on Climate Change

Scotland is better prepared for climate change than it was three years ago but some priority areas are off-track, according to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC)

Environmental Politics

Environment Bill: Housebuilders call for statutory biodiversity targets

Some of the UK’s leading developers have signed an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking for the Environment Bill, currently in draft form, to set legally binding targets for environmental objectives


Diesel train to receive world’s first pollution-cutting retrofit

Technology to limit the emission of nitrogen oxides and particulates from diesel trains is to be trialled by South Western Railway, in a world-first project.

Land, Ecology & Development

Woodland Trust asked to sign ‘gagging order’ over rail line plans

A railway firm has demanded the Woodland Trust sign a non-disclosure agreement in exchange for access to detailed plans for a proposed train line which could run through its land

Environmental Politics

Natural England appoints business planning and performance chief

Natural England has appointed an ex-Capita director to drive its business performance ‘aligned to a new organisational strategy to meet the 25-year environment plan’



Policy Briefing: Streamlined energy and carbon reporting

Policy Briefing: Streamlined energy and carbon reporting

More companies will have to report their energy use and carbon emissions when new rules designed to simplify the reporting process enter into force on 1 April


Repeat offender: How Thames Water is trying to clean up its act

After massive penalties for a litany of environmental offences and missed leakage targets, Thames Water is trying to take a new direction. But regulators still need to be convinced, finds Gareth Simkins

Land, Ecology & Development EIA Benchmarking Monitor

Out of proportion: have EIAs grown too big?

Environmental impact assessment in the UK has long been considered to have a problem with proportionality. Why does this matter and what can be done to improve the situation? Isabella Kaminski investigates


10 compliance deadlines to prepare for in 2019

Regardless of Brexit, businesses will have to meet an array of environmental regulation deadlines this year. Here are 10 key deadlines to look out for

Environmental Politics

How quickly will the government's waste and resources strategy change the system?

The highly-anticipated waste and resources strategy, published this week, covers many of the issues the waste sector has been pushing for action on, but is DEFRA’s plan a real statement of intent or a delay tactic? Conor McGlone investigates

Environmental management systems

The debrief: How compostable bags are helping a retailer cut its plastics use

Co-op is offering compostable carrier bags at 1,000 stores, but barriers may prevent wider take-up. Conor McGlone visits the Italian facility that supplies the new biodegradable bags to the retailer

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