Environment News

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.

deep-sea science

As deep-sea science is out-paced by exploitation, can catastrophe be averted?

Dr Sandra Brooke, Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab, explores whether the over-exploitation of deep oceans can be averted as deep-sea science continues to be outpaced.
new vision of plastic

A new vision of plastic production and plastic use

Antonello Pezzini, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee shares his new vision of plastic production and plastic use.
climate doesn't wait, european economic and social committee

Climate doesn’t wait: More ambition and accelerated action needed

Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that climate doesn’t wait but more ambition and accelerated action on it is needed in Europe.
sustainable palm oil, high quality forest

Research finds that sustainable palm oil is best for biodiversity

Connected areas of high-quality forest running through sustainable palm oil plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity, new research suggests.
food system of the future

UK shoppers to have their say on the food system of the future

The government has launched a call for evidence, giving everyone from consumers, farmers and food producers, to scientists and academics, an opportunity to shape the food system of the future.
climate champions, eurocities

Cities proving to be the real climate champions

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES provides an absorbing insight into how cities in Europe are proving to be the real climate champions.
help commercial buildings

The advantages of using smart technologies to help commercial buildings

Frankie Bryon, Sustainability Surveyor at LSH discusses why smart technologies can help commercial buildings improve on sustainability as well introduce other benefits that include promoting health and wellbeing and enable agile working.
rubbish endangering health, waste management

Open burning of rubbish endangers health in Lebanon

Lebanon’s ministerial committee tasked with solving Lebanon’s waste management emergency has yet to act despite a four-month period of rubbish endangering health.
blue planet effect

What is the problem with the Blue Planet effect?

Has the Blue Planet effect really made a great change to our world, or have we shifted so much focus onto plastic that we’ve neglected the wider picture of waste management?.
protection of elephants

World Elephant Day: UK funding supports the protection of elephants

UK Government funding is successfully supporting the protection of elephants - helping local livelihoods, ecosystem function and global biodiversity.
rethink our food system, food inequality

To tackle climate change we need to rethink our food system

Here, Kathleen Rogers and Dr. Shenggen Fan, discuss their opinion of what needs to change with our food system so humans can survive climate change.
cause of carbon emissions, GODAN

GODAN: Meat production is a huge cause of carbon emissions

Here, Andre Laperrière, Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), comments on the latest UN report on meat as a cause of carbon emissions.
combat climate change, global recycling day

Why championing recycling can help to combat climate change

Ranjit Baxi, comments on the link between recycling and climate change, as well as the success of the celebrated Global Recycling Day 2019 on 18th March in cities globally.
fight against climate change, uk polar network

The fight against climate change: We all foot the bill for a warmer Arctic

Joseph Cook, Vice President of the UK Polar Network (UKPN) Committee argues that we all foot the bill for a warmer Arctic against climate change.
science behind climate change

Climate change: Science and scepticism

Peter Jansen – Principle Lecturer and sustainable business expert, London School of Business and Finance, explains the science behind climate change and the barriers preventing people and businesses from acting.
carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions

Carbon footprint: YouTube usage worse than light left on for a year

Carbon emissions are found to be at an all-time high, as the world’s YouTube usage is found to be worse for your carbon footprint than leaving a light on for one year.
reducing carbon emissions

Hydrogen helping the environment, reducing carbon emissions

Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association details how policies have been implemented that increase the role of hydrogen in various applications – including transportation as one method reducing carbon emissions.
building better oaks, urban environments

Building better oaks for the urban environment

Dr Nina Bassuk, Urban Horticulture Institute, School of Integrative Plant Science explores how building better oaks will help improve the future of urban environments.
reaching net-zero

The role of local authorities in reaching net-zero

Anthony Donoghue, Principal Engineer and Power Systems team lead at WSP, highlights what role local authorities play in reaching net-zero targets.
planning systems

The impact of climate change on the UK planning systems

Amanda Beresford, partner and head of planning at Shulmans LLP discusses how the UK Government's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will impact planning systems.

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