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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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).
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).
Sustainability professionals rue ignorance of green issues in EU debates
With just two weeks to go before Britain's crucial European Union (EU) referendum, a new survey has revealed that an overwhelming majority of sustainability professionals believe voters have insufficient information to take environment and sustainability issues into account when they cast their vote.
Better together on sustainability, better together in the EU?
Last week, I was sat in a bar in the beautiful (and very green) Austrian village of Göss, about 100 miles south of Vienna.
Better, cleaner, greener: Environmentalist groups outline green benefits of EU
Leading green groups including World Wildlife Fund (WWF), RSPB and Friends of the Earth (FotE) have outlined the environmental benefits of the UK remaining in the European Union (EU), stating that "there is no argument to be had" when taking into consideration the positive impact that Britain's membership has had on its nature and environment.
Brexit would free UK from 'spirit-crushing' green directives, says minister
The UK could develop a more flexible approach to environmental protection free of "spirit-crushing" Brussels directives if it votes to leave the EU, the farming minister, George Eustice, has said.
Will the Pact of Amsterdam strengthen the UK's air quality regulations?
With Britain's crucial European Union (EU) referendum just weeks away, a major new EU-wide initiative has been launched to introduce more ambitious measures to improve air quality and implement closed-loop business processes, in an effort to create smarter, greener cities within EU Member States.
UK in hot water as bathing sites rank worst in EU
The UK has the highest proportion of bathing water sites rated as 'poor quality' in the European Union (EU), results from the European Environment Agency's (EEA) annual bathing water report show.
New €12m peatlands fund signifies 'clear benefits' of EU membership, says Defra
A new €12m fund from the European Union (EU) to restore and preserve blanket areas of peatlands is an example of how the Government can protect and enhance the environment by remaining in the EU, Environment Minister Rory Stewart has claimed.
Michael Liebreich downplays impact of Brexit on clean energy investment
EXCLUSIVE: The upcoming EU referendum will have less of an impact on UK clean energy investment than feared, and domestic environmental policy will not suffer at the hands of a 'Brexit', the chairman of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has claimed.
Caroline Lucas: Brexit is a frightening prospect for Britain's environment
EXCLUSIVE: Energy policies would be rolled back, demand for environmental experts would drop and Britain's voice on international climate change negotiations would be lost if the nation votes to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has said.
Beyond borders: an international road to the new climate economy
In New York, the United Nations prepares to welcome more than 130 global heads of state and political leaders to its headquarters for the official signing ceremony of the Paris accord.
EU membership has boosted UK green policy and accelerated climate action, MPs say
UK environmental policy has benefited from multilateral negotiations with other EU Member States in areas such as biodiversity, air quality and water pollution, according to a major new report from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).
Environmental Audit Committee: EU and UK Environmental Policy
The Environmental Audit Committee's intention in publishing this report is to inform the debate ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU that will be held on 23 June, 2016.
Report: UK can 'exercise global leadership' on climate change in reformed EU
The environmental consequences of leaving the EU is the subject of a new report from a neutral and independent UK-EU think tank which highlights three possible green policy scenarios the upcoming referendum could lead to.
Renewable energy investment: a tale of two continents
It was the best of times, it is now the worst of times.