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Environment weekly highlights—19 March 2020

Published on: 19 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—19 March 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • State of the Global Climate report launched by the UN and the WMO
  • Report argues Net Zero 2050 goal achievable with scale up and focused innovation
  • HoL Financial Affairs Sub-Committee to hear COP26 evidence from Mark Carney
  • Model Statute to challenge governments on climate change actions published
  • European Environment Agency encourages public to measure local air quality
  • Government grant of £2.2m allocated to local authorities to improve air quality
  • Government funding to enable trials of new transport innovation
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Environment weekly highlights includes information on our newly developed Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit, a release by the UN Secretary-General and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate for 2019, a re-launch by the Environmental Audit Committee of an inquiry into Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy to explore the ways in which the UK could reduce its environmental impact, and the publication of a new government consultation, which is open until 20 May 2020, on specific features of the new plastic packaging tax due to commence in April 2022. In addition the Financial Reporting Council has confirmed that a new digital taxonomy has been developed to enable businesses to report energy and carbon data more easily and comply with the reporting rules, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed that the government will be accepting all recommendations made in the Toddbrook reservoir report and the Environment Agency has announced a long-term plan to tackle the threats to future water supplies in the UK that are likely to arise due to climate change and population growth. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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