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Environment weekly highlights—10 May 2018

Environment weekly highlights—10 May 2018
Published on: 10 May 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—10 May 2018
  • In this issue:
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • Consultation on relevance of EU’s Ambient Air Quality Directives
  • European Commission on early estimates of CO2 emissions
  • EU Commission assesses exposure to carbon leakage revised ETS Directive
  • Brexit
  • Consultation launched on new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill
  • Departments still unprepared for Brexit, report finds
  • Environment Agency publishes priorities for farming and environment post-Brexit
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Environment highlights includes the launch of a consultation on the contents of the Environmental Principles and Governance Bill, which will establish a world-leading body to hold government to account for environmental outcomes post-Brexit. This week also saw several other Brexit-related developments, including a warning from the Public Accounts Committee has warned that the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Department for International Trade are still unprepared for Brexit, publication by the Environment Agency of its priorities for farming and environment post-Brexit and publication of a report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy which comments on the challenges for the UK to maintain high environmental standards post-Brexit. This week we have also published two new subtopics - waste projects and waste management and planning, including new Practice Notes on waste PFI/PPP infrastructure projects, merchant energy from waste infrastructure contracts, the circular economy and collection and disposal of waste by local authorities. We have also published a new Practice Note on marine species protection and updated our Practice Notes on Environment Agency powers to investigate environmental crime and local authority powers to investigate environmental crime. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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