G7 agree on ‘historic steps’ to make climate reporting mandatory
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak met with finance ministers in London this weekend, with discussions leading to a historic agreement that G7 nations will mandate climate reporting in line with the recommendations of the global Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, April 2007
Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. This month we see new regulations giving financial incentives for energy saving devices and a law obliging producers to recover and recycle packaging waste, while English and Welsh water undertakers are told in more detail how to prepare and publish water resources management plans.
Edie environmental legislation summary (May 2005)
In this month's Semple Fraser round-up of new policies and recent changes to legislation that will impact the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally: POPs, EU membership, greenhouse gas emissions trading, clean neighbourhoods, hazardous waste regulations, and much more.
NSCA calls for rethink on air quality
Environmental protection organisation NSCA is calling for a fundamental rethink of the system of air quality management in the UK and Europe. Speaking at NSCA's annual meeting, the Environmental Review of the Year, held in December, Secretary General Richard Mills said: "The basis for air quality policy and legislation has undergone a major shift since the early nineties, when current measures were developed. There has been a step change in the understanding of the effects and behaviour of pollutants, and issues such as chronic personal exposure and the lack of effects thresholds have come to prominence. Air quality policy and regulation needs to reflect these changes and new approaches will need to be developed."
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