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Open Access Governments Environment news category is full of diverse and interesting material. This section takes a broad look at environmental issues across the world and the governments tackling them. 

In this category, you will find the latest legal developments in the environmental sector from around the globe. The newest research is available to read with news such as the EU’s strategy with environmental changes and issues. We also cover marine conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, and the impacts of climate change on the natural world.

The process of implementing zero emission policies and the development of technology in the aid of reducing climate change and fossil fuel emissions are popular topics within this section.

ocean protection, highly protected marine areas

Time for a sea-change in ocean protection

Here, Louisa Casson from Greenpeace UK explains the ongoing need for significant ocean protection.
generation green, climate change

Challenging climate change with ‘generation green’

Here, read about the rise of the infamous Greta-led 'generation green' and what can be done to support it.
habitat loss in brazil, soy production

Soy production linked to habitat loss in Brazil

Researchers found that consumer markets for soy products have been linked to habitat loss in Brazil, suggesting a threat to biodiversity.
more sustainable 2020, plastic

Five small steps for a more sustainable 2020

Here, we cut through the confusion to discuss how you can realistically change your life to live a more sustainable 2020.
ban lifted, extinction rebellion

Extinction Rebellion protest ban lifted by High Court

Today (6 November) the Extinction Rebellion protest ban lifted by the High Court created a landmark ruling on the right to peaceful protest.
leave paris agreement, climate change

North America will leave Paris Agreement in 2020

President Trump has announced plan to leave Paris Agreement in 2020, the world's most cohesive plan to fight climate change.
less plastic packaging

European consumers willing to pay more for reduced plastic packaging

Six in ten (62%) European consumers say they would be willing to put their money where their mouth is and pay more for food products that contain less plastic packaging.
green guilt, perkbox insights

‘Green guilt’ influences one tenth of people to change job

61% of adults experience feelings of green guilt for the environmental impact of their job - does this mean sustainability could become a factor when choosing jobs?
human habitability

The Biosphere: Global limits of human habitability

Here, Dr Steven Running dives into the questions of Net Primary Product and ongoing climate change, to illuminate what the global limits of the biosphere are.
zero-carbon cities, urban developments

The benefits of investing in zero-carbon cities

A report shows that measures to create zero-carbon cities could reduce urban emissions by nearly 90% and support 87 million jobs worldwide by 2030.
british butterflies, climate change

British butterflies and moths at risk from climate change

Scientists speak out on why climate change impacts the decline of British butterflies and moths, such as Silver-studded Blue and High Brown Fritillary butterflies.
eliminate plastic pollution

New report shows global progress towards eliminating plastic pollution

The scale of global efforts to eliminate plastic pollution has been revealed in a new report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme.
#PlasticPromise

Girlguiding calls on government to support its #PlasticPromise campaign

Almost half a million Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and volunteers across the UK are calling on the government to join their #PlasticPromise campaign.
container farming

Can container farming help meet the rising demand for local food?

With the demand for local produce constantly rising due to environmental, economic and quality reasons, Johnathan Bulmer, MD at Cleveland Containers, has urged for more pick up on container farming.
killing the planet, sustainable development

Is design killing the planet?

Shaun Gomm, Director at Sigma, discusses how design could be killing the planet: touching on sustainable development, tech and our 2050 goals for change.
business and economy

How will climate change affect UK business and economy?

With the help of Fulton Umbrellas, this article will explore how changing weather patterns may affect UK business and economy.

What measures are being taken to help the UK hit net zero?

Here, SEAT servicers, Vindis, examine the various areas amendments which have been made, and what needs to be done to help Britain hit net zero.
energy union and climate, european commission

A priority for Europe: Energy Union and climate change

Energy Union and climate as a priority of the European Commission are placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government.
research and innovation in canada, natural sciences

Research and innovation in Canada: What’s happening with Climate Change?

Here, we examine the role of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada in promoting and supporting research and innovation.
pests and pathogens

Protecting U.S. agriculture from pests and pathogens

APHIS, part of the USDA, is using a risk-based approach to protect U.S. agriculture from potentially devastating plant pests and diseases, as we discover here.

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