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Lib Dem manifesto: Ambitious new laws for emissions reductions, green transport and the circular economy

The Liberal Democrat Party manifesto has been released, outlining a series of ambitious proposals to "build a greener economy" by establishing five new legislative pieces, including a law to deliver net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.

edie takes an in-depth look at the things we already know about Brexit that will shape the future for the green business community

Article 50: What we know (and don't know) about the environmental impact of Brexit

As the UK's departure process from the European Union (EU) officially commences with the triggering of Article 50, edie takes an in-depth look at how Brexit could affect Britain's green business community.

We take a look at the 16 sustainability stories that have shaped the past 12 months for the green economy

16 from 2016: the crucial sustainability stories of the year

With the year drawing gradually to a close, edie examines the major highlights that defined the global environmental and sustainability agenda in the past 12 months.

The Greener UK coalition is concerned that the UK’s natural environment is struggling, with more than half of species declining, temperatures rising, and air pollution leading to poor health

Britain's green groups unite to fight for environmental protection post-Brexit

The National Trust, RSPB, WWF and Friends of the Earth are among 13 environmental organisations that have today (8 December) come together to form the Greener UK coalition.

What did you say again? The lost art of listening

It's been three months now since the result of the EU referendum, the vote that seemed to take many of us by surprise. Might the result have been different had we - business, politicians and media - been listening to our local communities?

Life after Brexit: A new road for the green economy, but the destination remains the same

What a devastating week.

Ian Duncan MEP has spearheaded the European Parliament's reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme, the EU's flagship policy to tackle climate change. Photo: Ian Duncan/Flickr

Brexit calls EU climate action into question as top MEP quits

The European Union's plans to reform its broken carbon market have been thrown into turmoil after the British lead MEP on the bill to revise the Emissions Trading System resigned after the UK voted to leave the bloc.

Red alert: The EU Referendum results have dealt a huge blow to environmentalists, green politicians and Remain campaigners across the nation

EU Referendum results: Red alert for the green economy as Britain votes to LEAVE the EU

BREAKING: Britain will no longer continue the fight against climate change as part of the European Union (EU), with the EU Referendum delivering shock win for the Leave campaign in what is seen as a significant blow to our environment and the green economy.

Are environmental policies at risk from “erosion”? Or does the UK’s Independence Day finally create the platform to reinvigorate failing recycling and air quality policies?

The green business reaction: Could Brexit 'erode' environmental policies?

The dust is still settling, but soon the UK will attempt battle climate change outside of the European Union (EU). With the Government free to implement new independent policies, green businesses have been warned of "periods of uncertainty" that could ultimately "erode" the UK's environmental polices.

edie kept readers updated with all of the key announcements as they happened throughout the day and night in this EU Referendum blog

EU Referendum: Britain votes for Brexit - As it happened (the green business perspective)

The EU Referendum has come to a dramatic conclusion and the British public has voted in favour of a Brexit. Now, the attention turns to what impact this outcome will have on the green economy. Re-live all of the action and reaction as it happened in edie's live EU Referendum blog.

These initiatives prove that other countries - both in and out of the EU - aren’t completely dependent on the far-reaching arms of the Union

Beyond borders: 10 amazing European sustainability success stories

With the UK nervously awaiting the results of a defining European Union (EU) referendum, edie has rounded up some of the ways other Member States have been rolling out their own ambitious green initiatives to drive the low-carbon transition outside of the collaborative clutches of the EU.

The deputy mayor of Paris said that despite talk of rivalry between his city and London, “Paris is a city that supports Britain’s place in the EU”

UN boss: Brexit would mean rewriting Paris Agreement on climate change

A vote for Brexit in tomorrow's UK referendum on EU membership (23 June) would mean that the COP21 agreement would have to be rewritten, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change said on Wednesday (22 June) in Brussels.

Listen to exclusive interviews with Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Energy Secretary Ed Davey in this Brexit special edition of the edie podcast

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 05 - IN or OUT of the European Union?

IN or OUT? In this episode of edie's weekly podcast, the editorial team rounds up everything that sustainability professionals need to know about the EU Referendum, with the help of some high-profile special guests...

Everything you need to know about the environmental arguments for and against remaining an EU Member State

EU Referendum: The environmental arguments FOR and AGAINST Brexit

With just hours remaining until we learn the fate of the European Union (EU) referendum, edie has rounded up ALL of our coverage to bring you a quick overview of everything we've heard from the sustainability and environment sector, on both sides of the debate.

The waste management industry would benefit from Brexit – here’s why…

Paul Killoughery, managing director of London-based food waste collection and recycling company Bio Collectors, gives his view on why regulation and legislation is the main reason his businesses and other SMEs would benefit from a Leave vote in the EU Referendum.

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Lib Dem MP Ed Davey agree that the environmental benefits of remaining in the EU massively outweigh the risks of 'Brexit'

Natalie Bennett and Ed Davey: Brexit would be an 'environmental disaster' under this UK Government

EXCLUSIVE: Exiting the European Union (EU) would create yet more uncertainty for Britain's energy and environment policy, which has already fallen into a state of "disaster" after a series of "dreadful" decisions from the Conservative Government, according to Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Energy Secretary Sir Ed Davey.

Are the edie readers right in their decision to vote remain? Or have the impacts of a potential Brexit been blown out of proportion by a media frenzy?

EU Referendum QUIZ: who said what on the environmental ramifications?

In or Out? By the early hours of Friday morning, Britain will finally have an answer to the ongoing Hokey-Cokey dilemma on whether or not we will remain in the European Union (EU).

Sustainability professionals have formed a general consensus that a pan-European approach is essential for tackling complex and transboundary environmental issues

EU referendum: How will sustainability professionals be voting?

As Britain's European Union (EU) referendum draws ever nearer, edie has collated the figures of a range of in/out surveys, with a clean sweep of poll results indicating that the majority of sustainability professionals are in favour of voting to remain in the EU.

Four things for the sustainability profession to consider in the Brexit debate

How strange it might be for the people of Britain to arise from their beds on Friday, 24 June to find that, for the first time in a generation, they are part of a country that stands outside of the European Union (EU).


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