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2019: 10 of the most striking climate and environment quotes

2019: 10 of the most striking climate and environment quotes

In a year when the climate and environmental crisis made the headlines like never before, ENDS looks back at the most controversial statements made by public figures in the UK and abroad

Latest news

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

Environmental Politics

Government advisers launch call for evidence on sixth carbon budget

The independent Committee on Climate Change has launched a call for evidence to inform its advice to the government on the sixth carbon budget, which is due to be published in September 2020

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Villiers accused of backtracking on post-Brexit trade standards

The head of the National Farmers Union has accused environment secretary Theresa Villiers of showing “no commitment” to setting up a commission to safeguard the UK’s food standards after Brexit

Environmental Politics

Liberal Democrats plan to abolish DEFRA

The Liberal Democrats’ environment spokesperson has said the party would abolish DEFRA as part of plans to create a new department for climate change and natural resources in the event of an election win

Analysis

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 investigates

Environmental Politics

10 key things that happened this week

10 of the biggest stories from the past week: Political parties’ green pledges, Council takes on EA over damaged rivers, Weetabix fined £140,000 and more

Environmental Politics

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

Environmental Law

7 legal decisions in 2019 that will have a lasting impact

Environmental law experts identify seven of 2019's most significant legal decisions and outline their implications for practitioners

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