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Environmental Politics

How green is Jo Swinson?

How green is Jo Swinson?

The Lib Dem leader has voted in favour of fracking and selling off state-owned forests but more recently Swinson appears to have developed greener sensitivies. James Fair reports

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Environmental Politics

Environment Bill should mandate ‘national healthy air plan’, says ClientEarth

A series of recommendations to bolster the Environment Bill’s limited provisions on air quality were heard at Environmental Protection UK’s annual conference yesterday

Environmental Politics

General election: Boris Johnson promises ‘green revolution’

The Conservative Party has pledged it will invest £500m in electric car charging infrastructure, boost offshore wind capacity by a further 10GW in ten years and provide more funding to decarbonise heavy industry

Air Brexit Hub

The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table

Click through to view a sortable and regularly updated table of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by the UK government, devolved administrations and the European Commission

Planning & land use

Council rejects Ox-Cam expressway plan on climate grounds

A county council has withdrawn its support for a major road project on climate change grounds and called for a new railway line instead

Climate change

Prepare for three-metre sea level rise, say UK engineers

Governments around the world must reconsider coastal flooding policies, strategy and investment decisions because sea level rise is likely to be far greater than previously estimated, a group of UK-based engineers has said

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Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Unfinished business: 7 critical green plans left in limbo

Unfinished business: 7 critical green plans left in limbo

A number of critical fledgling bills and environmental strategies have been left with an uncertain future as a result of the general election. ENDS takes a look at some of the most important outstanding environmental strategies

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

General election: What’s on the green agenda?

With the general election campaign now gearing up, the UK’s main parties are already unveiling eye-catching pledges to capitalise on the surge in public concern around climate change and environmental issues. Simon Pickstone investigates whether green issues are set to take centre stage

Environmental Politics

10 key things that happened this week

Treasury launches review of tools to reach net zero; Nitrates crisis: Councils urge Villiers to tighten up water company permits; ‘Huge icebergs of foam’: EA investigates mystery city centre river pollution...

Environmental Politics

General election: Which MPs with green roles are most vulnerable?

With the general election now officially underway, ENDS looks at which MPs with an interest in climate and environmental issues face the toughest reelection battles

Flooding

What’s at risk from coastal flooding and erosion: 10 things you need to know

The government needs to step up action to protect coastal assets and homes from flooding and coastal erosion, according to a report published this morning by the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee. Here are 10 things you need to know about what’s at risk

Brexit Hub Water

How the Environment Bill could allow ministers to move the goalposts on water quality

The Environment Bill sets out new binding standards for improving water quality after Brexit. But will it be enough? Simon Pickstone investigates

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