Diverging from the EU on chemicals regulations

11 November 2021

Great Britain’s transition period with the European Union ended on 31 December 2020. Nearly a year on, Caroline Raine looks at some of the divergence from the EU with regards to chemicals regulations and discusses potential future divergence.

COP26 — the challenges ahead

2 November 2021

After a 12-month delay due to the Covid pandemic, COP26 finally got underway at the weekend. Hosted by the UK and Italy, world leaders and climate negotiators gathering in Glasgow have just two weeks to thrash out an agreement for what many believe to be the last chance to save the planet from the irreversible consequences of climate change. But, as John Barwise explains, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change, remains the biggest challenge.

SCIP Database — updates

29 September 2021

SCIP is the public database for information on Substances of Concern In articles as such or in complex objects (Products) established under the Waste Framework Directive (WFD). In this feature article, Caroline Raine gives us an update on, and overview of, the SCIP Database.

Adapting to the climate crisis — is your business prepared?

17 September 2021

In this article, John Barwise explains what measures businesses can adopt to reduce the worst impacts of climate change, while adaptation specialist Professor John Dora explains the international standard ISO 14090 — the benchmark for business resilience in the long term — which provides a structured approach to adaptation.

How to manage migraines at work

10 September 2021

Laura King evaluates whether migraines can be classed as a disability and assesses workplace adaptions that can be implemented to help migraine sufferers.

Soil — much more than muck

6 September 2021

One of the world’s largest resources for limiting climate change lies under not only our rural but also our urban feet. Unless we treat the ground we stand on with more respect, trillions of vital allies could be lost, says Jon Herbert.

Geoengineering — science-fiction or reality

31 August 2021

As climate change-related extreme weather events become more frequent, hotter and wetter, previously unthinkable unorthodox solutions are increasingly becoming thinkable, Jon Herbert explains.