UK government sets out plans for legally-binding environmental targets
The UK government has today set out how it will use “ambitious“ legally-binding targets to deliver environmental gains, with a public consultation on the goals taking place in early 2022.The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) said that at least one long-term target will be developed in four priority areas: cleaner air, cleaner water, less waste and more biodive
Continue reading this with an IEMA membership
Already a Member?
Join now & unlock access to
- News, analysis & innovation from our sector
- IEMA webinars, podcasts and publications
- Training and career opportunities
- Unprecedented industry networking
Start your IEMA journey today!
‘Rapidly closing window of opportunity’ to avoid climate disaster, IPCC warns
Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, but there is still time to avoid irreversible damage to the environment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed yesterday.
Jeremy Hunt unveiled a raft of environmental commitments during his first budget this afternoon, including huge boosts for nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Most UK businesses strongly support environmental regulation, with just one-fifth believing that the current rules are excessive, a new survey has found.
The UK government has still not spent one-third of the funding pledged to make buildings energy efficient and decarbonise heat, new analysis has revealed.
The UK government has today confirmed the creation of four new departments, including a Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.
A major inquiry has found the UK’s critical national infrastructure dangerously at the mercy of extreme weather events. Huw Morris reports
Neil Howe takes an in-depth look at the potential impact of the Retained EU Law Bill
Mariana Mazzucato tells Chris Seekings why governments must take inspiration and courage from ‘moonshot’ projects when tackling the world’s greatest challenges