Environment news podcast – November 2019

Environment news podcast – November 2019

Welcome to the November 2019 environmental law news podcast. In this podcast, Christopher Badger and Mark Davies of 6 Pump Court take us through the following environmental law updates:

  • Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) feedback statement, following discussion paper on ‘Climate Change and Green Finance’;
  • The Environment Agency’s pollution statistics for 2018; and
  • Whether nuisance might play a role in contemporary environmental concerns.

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FCA’s feedback statement following discussion paper on ‘Climate Change and Green Finance’ – listen from 0.39 mins

With sustainable finance such a hot topic, it is fascinating to hear Mark and Chris discuss the FCA’s feedback statement, following the discussion paper on ‘Climate Change and Green Finance’.

They take us through the three outcomes the FCA is keen to enable concerning the information available on climate change risks and opportunities, how this information is integrated into investment decisions and ultimately what green finance products consumers have access to.

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The Environment Agency’s pollution statistics for 2018 – listen from 3.43 mins

In the second part of the podcast, Chris and Mark take us through the statistics on pollution incidents in 2018, revealing a mixed bag of good and bad news.  The statistics reveal some telling trends in the areas of permitting, bathing waters, waste, and incidents attributable to ‘natural causes’

Who knew that the average British person produces 76kgs of plastic per year?!

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Whether nuisance might play a role in contemporary environmental concerns – listen from 7.13 mins

The final part of the podcast is a conceptual piece, where Chris and Mark consider how the law of nuisance could be used in contemporary environmental concerns, rather than just relying on legislative and regulatory developments.

We hear some interesting ideas on potential causes of action to seek remedies against air pollution.

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About the author:

Simone is an environmental law specialist and is head of LexisPSL Environment.

Simone moved to LexisNexis from Clyde & Co where she trained. Whilst at Clyde & Co Simone gained experience in contentious work, including large scale arbitrations, private claims and regulatory breaches, and a variety of non-contentious issues. Some of her experience includes the EU Emissions Trading System, the domestic Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, environmental due diligence, Energy Performance Certificates, permitting requirements and contaminated land.

Simone has written a number of articles, which have been published in various journals and is a trustee of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA).