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Environment weekly highlights—9 April 2020

Published on: 09 April 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—9 April 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • COP26 UN climate change conference postponed amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis
  • Defra publishes guidance on waste collection during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Environment Agency issues guidance on exceeding waste storage limits amid coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Regulation statement published on sampling water and sewerage amid coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • European Chemicals Agency safety reports postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Call for evidence on food supply during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Government fund to support food distribution in England
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Environment weekly highlights includes the latest updates relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the environment, including the postponement of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change originally scheduled for November 2020. The department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive have also issued guidance on collecting waste, exceeding waste storage limits and ensuring safe working environments, respectively, during this pandemic. In addition this week, a report by the Energy Industries Council has found that the increase in energy set to come from renewable sources by 2025 has put the UK on course to achieve the net zero objective set by the government, the Energy Networks Association published the latest gas network innovation strategy detailing the sector’s approach to supporting the delivery of the UK’s net zero carbon emissions targets, the European Environment Agency produced a report into resource efficiency and the circular economy in Europe for 2019, the European Commission released its latest quarterly reports on European gas and electricity markets as well as a consultation paper on the renewed sustainable finance strategy for the EU and Defra introduced new guidance on the farming recovery fund extension 2020 following its previous announcement that the total funding available to farmers affected by flooding in February 2020 had risen to £10m. We also cover the latest Brexit developments, including an analysis of the blueprint for the UK REACH appeal system. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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