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Defra publishes “no deal” Brexit guide for waste exports

14 February 2019

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published last minute guidance on what UK waste importers and exporters must do to prepare for a no-deal Brexit on 29 March 2019.

EU issues guidance on Article 6 of the Habitats Directive

12 February 2019

Builders and developers will be aware of the possibility that their plans for a particular site might have to take account of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, which give effect to the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC).

UK system launched to control greenhouse gases in no-deal Brexit

12 February 2019

The Government has launched a new system to ensure the UK maintains current restrictions on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Former Friends of the Earth boss to chair Natural England

7 February 2019

Tony Juniper has been selected as the Government’s preferred candidate to take up the post of Chair of Natural England, the Government’s advisor for the natural environment in England.

Energy and carbon reporting guidelines updated

7 February 2019

The Government has released new guidance to help companies comply with new energy and carbon reporting regulations.

UK greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall

7 February 2019

UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were 2.7% lower in 2017, compared to the year before, but some sectors need to do better, stats reveal.

Basel Convention proposals — further threat to UK plastic exports

5 February 2019

Proposals to amend the Basel Convention could make it more difficult for the UK to export mixed plastic wastes.

UK low carbon economy continues to grow

5 February 2019

Businesses active in the UK low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) economy generated over £44 billion in 2017, latest stats reveal.

Commission publishes statement and position paper on emerging health and environmental issues

31 January 2019

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) has published a statement and a position paper on emerging health and environmental issues.

EU urged to tackle cocktail effect of chemicals in European waters

31 January 2019

The EU must do more to address the danger posed by chemical cocktails in lakes, rivers and streams, even if individual substances are present at lower concentrations, writes the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a new report.