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Environment weekly highlights—6 May 2021

Environment weekly highlights—6 May 2021
Published on: 06 May 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—6 May 2021
  • In this issue:
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Bulletin—Ratified EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement published in the Official Journal
  • Agreement between the government of the UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the EURATOM for co-operation on safe and peaceful uses of nuclear energy published in Official Journal
  • Climate and Energy (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021
  • Communication from the Commission on its assessment of UK's application to accede to the 2007 Lugano Convention published in Official Journal
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • Defra publishes 2020 data on air pollutant concentrations in the UK
  • Defra begins phasing out coal and wet wood sales to cut harmful pollution
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Environment weekly highlights includes analysis on the European Commission’s approach to including bioenergy as a ‘green’ investment in its green finance taxonomy, and our digest of the CJEU’s decision in Friends of the Irish Environment Ltd v Commissioner for Environmental Information regarding access to environmental information in court files in closed cases. In addition this week the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union following full ratification by the EU, restrictions on the sales of coal, wet wood and manufactured solid fuels for home burning have come into force, and the Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the government’s approach to the role of pension schemes in meeting the UK’s emission reduction targets. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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