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Environment weekly highlights—2 August 2018

Published on: 02 August 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—2 August 2018
  • In this issue:
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • Air pollution deaths still ‘unacceptably high’
  • Deaths during heatwaves to be a ‘norm’ by 2040’s
  • Plan B charity files grounds of appeal against High Court decision
  • Consultation on reducing non-exhaust transport emissions
  • VW class action—consumer rights against large corporations
  • Brexit
  • Environmental protections and animal welfare safeguards to continue post-Brexit
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Environment highlights includes News Analysis from Gareth Pope, a specialist group litigation lawyer on the class action against VW; government plans for a post-Brexit farming policy to maintain environmental protection; published responses for the Green Deal Framework consultation; publication of a call for evidence on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs); a draft national policy statement (NPS) for geological disposal infrastructure (GDI), and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) consultation on a proposed single radioactive waste strategy. In addition, the charity Plan B have filed grounds for appeal in their on going climate proceedings, the Environmental Audit Committee has published a report on climate change and the recurrence of heatwaves; and the government has called for more evidence to support ‘clean energy investment’. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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