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.

The Green Deal

The Green Deal: Low carbon, waste and emissions

Cillian Lohan from the European Economic and Social Committee provides his thoughts on the Green Deal, characterised by low carbon, low waste, low emissions plus a high quality of life and prosperity.
Fighting infectious crop diseases

Fighting infectious crop diseases with big data analyses

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack, Research Programme Leader Wheat Pathogenomics at Rothamsted Research, explores how big data analyses and knowledge networks can be used to protect global wheat crops from infectious diseases.
sustainable agroecosystems

Sustainable agroecosystems: Cropping using regenerative agricultural principles

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University, provides more insight into sustainable agroecosystems, focussing on cropping using regenerative agricultural principles.
environmental pollutants

The negative impacts of environmental pollutants on COVID-19 health outcomes

Lauren Matelski, Peter Andrew and Pamela J. Lein discuss how environmental pollutants increase individual susceptibility to COVID-19.
land policies

An operational platform to reconcile agriculture and environmental protection in Europe

Fabio Terribile discusses the potential of LANDSUPPORT, a Horizon 2020 project showing a way to better manage our landscape and better implement European Union land policies.
green future

Automation and technology are driving factors behind a green future

Natasha Christou from Mediaworks explores how automation and technology have facilitated the need for companies to endeavour for a green future.
climate crisis, climate change

How can AI help us tackle climate change? 

Nikolas Kairinos, CEO, Fountech.ai, discusses why artificial intelligence (AI) holds the key to solving the climate crisis.
post-COVID world, emissions

How can businesses create a more sustainable post-COVID world?

Edward Harbison, Corporate Marketing Manager at Instant Offices shares his thoughts on how businesses can be more sustainable after we emerge in a post-COVID world.
reverse vending technology

The role of reverse vending technology in a deposit return scheme

Truls Haug explains the role of reverse vending technology in deposit return schemes, ahead of the schemes set to be introduced in the UK over the coming years.
green agenda

Environment priorities in Denmark: Nature, climate and green agenda

Lea Wermelin, Minister for the Environment, Denmark, argues that if we want to lead the way, we have to start with ourselves when it comes to nature, climate and a green agenda.
carbon offsetting

Carbon offsetting is vital to a cleaner, greener future

Carbon offsetting is the solution for those who want to compensate for the emissions which they produce. Here, Mark Whittaker, General Manager for Consumer Sales at Flogas, examines how it can help us to lead a cleaner, greener future.
microplastic on seafloor, ecosystem

Scientists find 1.9 million pieces of microplastic on seafloor

Policy intervention needed as scientists discover the highest levels of microplastic on the seafloor via an international project tracking the 'missing' 99% of ocean plastics.
food waste, pandemic

Food waste during a global pandemic can create opportunity for change

Food security is one of the biggest concerns emerging globally: What can be changed in the UK to stop food waste?
smart buildings

What are intelligent or smart buildings?

Paul Wells from IM&M explains that there are a complex array of products and solutions today when it comes to intelligent or smart buildings.
food pollution, indigenous

Research explores how Indigenous people face food pollution

The University of Helsinki reviews the impact of climate change on food pollution experienced by Indigenous people globally.
replacing plastics

Advances in recycling and replacing plastics

Laura Clews, UK & European Patent Attorney at Intellectual Property Firm, Mathys & Squire,  highlights recent innovations in recycling and replacing plastics.
oceans and fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius

Policy in Europe: A focus on environment, oceans and fisheries

Here, we look at the European Commission’s environment, oceans and fisheries policies, a role that is headed up by European Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius.
climate emergency, marine

Environment focus: Sweden’s take on the climate emergency

The work of Minister for the Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister in Sweden, Isabella Lövin, is charted here when it comes to the climate emergency.

Europe: Ensuring a modern and sustainable agriculture sector

Here, we learn about Janusz Wojciechowski and his priorities: Ensuring a modern and sustainable agriculture sector in Europe that adapts to changes in climate, demographics and technologies.
European Green Deal

The Commission’s work on the European Green Deal

Here, we delve into the European Commission’s work on the European Green Deal and its first European Climate Law to enshrine the 2050 climate-neutrality target into EU law.

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