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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.

offshore wind capacity, climate

European Commission pledges 60GW offshore wind capacity by 2030

The Commission has proposed a specific goal for their ambitions of climate neutrality by 2050, which is bringing offshore wind capacity up to 60GW by 2030.
IBMC

Isosorbide bis(methyl carbonate) (IBMC) & the European Green Deal

Isosorbide bis(methyl carbonate) (IBMC) is a new business opportunity to comply with the European Green Deal, explains Dr Soraya Prieto-Fernández from TECNALIA, Basque Research and Technology Alliance.
global plastic waste, UKRI

UKRI funds £20 million to address global plastic waste problem

The global plastic waste situation will receive an investment of £20 million from UKRI - research partnerships will begin with 11 countries.
tropical peatland conservation, COVID-19

Tropical peatland conservation can prevent animal diseases jumping to humans

Scientists at the University of Exeter found that tropical peatland conservation can impact how animal diseases, like the bat-based COVID-19, transfers to human beings.
supertrawlers

Why supertrawlers have no place in the UK’s marine protected areas

Chris Thorne, Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace UK explains why supertrawlers have no place in the UK’s marine protected areas.
protect coral, conservation

Can environmental genomics help to protect coral?

Can a new strategy protect coral? When it comes to the ocean, biodiversity is key to the conservation of the marine environment, and we're running out of time.
circular economy for plastic, green deal

EU Green Deal: Creating a circular economy for plastics

Jennifer Perr, Sustainability Director at Hi-Cone explains how the EU Green Deal can impact the packaging industry and transform plastic use for a more sustainable future.
slow climate change, energy

How can nanotechnology help us in our fight to slow climate change?

All forces are being brought to bear in our challenge to slow climate change, in an attempt to preserve our planet for future generations - where does nanotechnology fit in?
soot

Bonfire Night pollutes our air with large amounts of soot

Researchers from the University of Leeds have discovered that soot in the atmosphere around Bonfire Night is 100 times its normal level.
soil carbon, tonnes

230 billion tonnes of soil carbon could be released via global warming

Scientists at the University of Exeter warn that a two degree increase in global temperature would release 230 billion tonnes of soil carbon.
plastic packaging

£2m available for projects to create smart and sustainable plastic packaging

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to support projects that investigate how to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic packaging.
living honey badger

A 5-million-year-old relative of the honey badger has been discovered

New research reports on the discovery of a 5-million-year-old relative of the living honey badger from West Coast of South Africa.
think about climate change, research

What do Americans really think about climate change?

Climate Insights 2020 assessed 27,661 people across different States, to explore what Americans really think about climate change.
bioplastics

Bioplastic is no safer than conventional plastic, according to new study

A new study, published in Environment International, has found that bioplastics are just as toxic as conventional plastics, despite its many benefits.
state of nature report, EU

The State of Nature report: “Illegal killing and hunting are biggest pressures”

At EU Green Week, biodiversity is high on the agenda as the The State of Nature report is set to be discussed by a panel of experts - but what did the data tell us?
EU carbon tax

What do manufacturers need to know about the new EU carbon tax policies?

Denise Hatem, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos, shines a light on the forthcoming EU carbon tax policies and advises cross-border manufacturers on how they can prepare for these changes.
eco-friendly fashion

What’s the fuss about eco-friendly fashion?

Here, ethical cleaning company Bio-D, suggest 5 reasons as to why you should switch up your wardrobe and opt for more eco-friendly fashion for the sake of the planet.
recycling mistakes

10 common recycling mistakes we make at home

Rich Quelch at eco-packaging specialists Lifestyle Packaging explains 10 common recycling mistakes you may be making and how to avoid them.
quality over quantity

Fast fashion: Why you should pick quality over quantity

Montana Marshall, CEO and founder of The Dress Change, discusses why we should choose quality over quantity in the fight against fast fashion.
trees in the Sahara, west africa

AI reveals over 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara Desert

An international team have counted over 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara, in an area of West Africa 30 times larger than Denmark.

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