He is the best Defra Minister for the last eight years. His speeches are thoughtful and not simply driven by politically correct automaton and so for those interested in the huge interactions between landuse, agriculture and water and the environment these speeches provide a useful update on thinking. Oxford Farming Conference 2019 address by the […]

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New environment protections set out in flagship bill Draft clauses for the first Environment Bill for 20 years have been published by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove Published 19 December 2018 Defra ‘Today the Environment Secretary published draft clauses on environmental principles and governance to be included in an ambitious, broader Environment Bill set for introduction next […]

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Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society commentary Observer editorial sums up the futility of this decision not least in terms of the reputational damage this will inflict upon Japan. Defra: There is widespread coverage of Japan’s decision to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The Times, Guardian and Daily Mail praise the Environment Secretary Michael Gove for joining international condemnation of […]

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Reactions CIWM Reaction – step in the right direction for the circular economy Resources and waste strategy for England – Documents This strategy sets out how we will preserve material resources by minimising waste, promoting resource efficiency and moving towards a circular economy in England.  Michael Gove launches landmark blueprint for resources and waste Businesses […]

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