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.

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Innovation in systems: Accelerating our net zero ambitions

Rob Saunders, Challenge Director for Prospering from the Energy Revolution, discusses the UKRI’s role in innovation on the journey towards reaching net zero ambitions.
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Jeff Bezos creates climate justice project with $10 billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has made a donation of $10 billion to his new climate justice project, the Bezos Earth Fund.
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Researchers emphasise that bumble bees need biodiversity

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) found that bees prefer to consume a low-fat diet, emphasising that bumble bees need biodiversity.
arctic conservation, marine mammals

Arctic conservation: Scientists listen to the sounds of the seascape

In the northern Bering Sea, scientists undertook a four-year acoustic monitoring project to understand Arctic conservation needs for five marine mammals.
tackle food waste

Government awards £1.15 million to tackle food waste

Businesses and not-for-profits will benefit from new government funding of £1.15 million to tackle food waste in the UK.
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How EU decisions affect fish, the ocean and life on earth

Rebecca Hubbard, Programme Director of the Our Fish campaign, reveals precisely how EU decisions affect fish, the ocean and life on earth.
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A Green New Deal for Europe

Here, Raimund Bleischwitz from University College London, Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (UCL BSEER), proposes a Green New Deal for Europe.
climate services

Bridging the gap between research and commercial multipliers of climate services

Julius Pröll from the Climate Service Center Germany turns our attention to the importance of bridging the gap between research institutions and commercial multipliers of climate services.
future of the food industry

How technology could harvest better results for the future of the food industry

Osvald Bjelland, CEO, Xynteo, discusses how technology and collaboration could harvest better results for the future of the food industry.
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.
zero carbon bill, food security

OECD: Discussing the Zero Carbon Bill, agriculture and climate change

Here, two policy analysts from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) talk to Open Access Government about the Zero Carbon Bill.
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Canada: The priorities for climate change policy

Here, Jonathan Miles discusses the climate change policy priorities of recently appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Canada, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson.
european green deal

Ursula von der Leyen proposes €1 trillion investment for the European Green Deal

Ursula von der Leyen unveils proposals for a €1 trillion European Green Deal Investment Plan.
national toxicology program

The National Toxicology Program: Needs and opportunities

Open Access Government spoke to Dr Brian Berridge, Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in the U.S., about the needs and opportunities he sees within the NTP.
European Commissioner for Agriculture

The priorities of the new European Commissioner for Agriculture

The priorities of the new European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski are placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government.
agroecology, Europe’s farming,

Agroecology: The way to sustainability in Europe’s farming

Geneviève Savigny, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that agroecology is the way towards sustainability in Europe’s farming.
wheat cultivation

Agriculture and crops: A focus on wheat cultivation

Aarthi Janakiraman, Industry Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, provides an in-depth focus on wheat cultivation across the globe, within the wider field of agriculture and crops.
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Connecting the Arctic’s seas for sustainable development

Carole Plessy, Head of OneWeb’s Maritime Product Development, details here the role of connectivity when it comes to the sustainable development in the Arctic’s seas.
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.
scientific discovery in weather

A new era of scientific discovery in weather and climate

Dr Anjuli S. Bamzai, Division Director for Atmospheric and Geospace articulates why the research community is at the cusp of a new era of scientific discovery in weather and climate, enabled by innovative cutting-edge technologies.

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