Rushlight Awards 2020-21
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Meteor Communications Ltd
Post pandemic environmental monitoring
Author: Matt Dibbs, Managing Director Meteor Communications Ltd
The Coronavirus pandemic presented significant challenges to the collection of environmental data. However, by utilising novel technology, water companies and the Environment Agency have been able to continue gathering key data in locations from Cornwall to Cumbria.
Reacting to the Prime Minister's 10-point plan on the UK reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Environmental Audit Committee Chairman Philip Dunne MP said: "The Prime Minister's 10-point plan to build back greener, and supporting 250,000 green jobs, is an important commitment a year out from hosting COP26. But it is disappointing that of the £12billion funding in the plan, only £4billion is new.
Following Prime Minster Theresa May's announcement in the House of Commons yesterday that amendments to the UK's Climate Change Act will set the country on a course to eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050, the move has been broadly welcomed by a range of interest groups - many pleased at the scale of its ambition to set the UK on a path to become the world's first major economy to set net zero emissions target in law, but others disappointed that the law will be reviewed every five years. Here's the range of comment received that Environment Times has received ......
Sarah Winne, Principal Consultant and Emma Green, Consultant in Ramboll's Environment & Health team predict the challenges facing the UK of adapting to climate chaos....
Helena Norberg-Hodge, Local Futures founder and pioneer of the New Economy Movement, has put together an alternative article on Brexit on the eve of the 18th Economics of Happiness Conference, taking place in Bristol, October 19 - 21.
The UK Parliament is introducing a new range of compostable products to replace existing single-use plastic items.
Former Environment Agency boss Professor Paul Leinster and Professor Leon Terry wonder where all the attention on plastic pollution has left the 25 year Environment Plan.....
A university and think tank study of MPs has found that the issue of climate change rarely features amongst their constituents, who nevertheless respond to issues such as plastic pollution in the oceans following the BBC's Blue Planet II series or Sky Ocean Rescue initiatives. The study outlines approaches that may change this situation.
'Wise and welcome ideals need to be backed up by law and resources' are the most common responses to the UK Government's 25 Year Environment Plan, following a speech today by Prime Minister Theresa May. Here below are responses sent to Environment Times. For a link to the Government's Central Office of Information announcement visit here.
How the UK should best deal with the Chinese waste import restrictions is commented upon by Alastair Chisholm, CIWEM's Director of Policy.
A clean growth strategy setting out how the UK can cut carbon emissions to combat climate change while driving economic growth, has been published by the UK Government's Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. Reaction to the strategy can be seen later in this article.