Despite a raft of warnings from many bodies Defra continues to do very little to resolve the fundamentals issues surrounding air quality. ClientEarth who have a track record in bringing cases that force change in Government policy have issued a formal warning. The EFRA committee have already signalled their concern with an inquiry. ClientEarth has […]

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Despite a raft of warnings from many bodies Defra continues to do very little to resolve the fundamentals issues surrounding air quality. ClientEarth who have a track record in bringing cases that force change in Government policy have issued a formal warning. The EFRA committee have already signalled their concern with an inquiry. ClientEarth has […]

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Three perspectives, Defra, The Guardian and the Insurance industry who are not happy! Belated recognition that earlier cuts were not the right direction. 1.  Defra Announcement  Defra ‘An extra £700m in flood defence funding will help deliver the government’s commitment to ensure communities are protected against increasingly extreme weather. ‘This comes on top of the […]

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1.                   Enabling resilience in the water sector The Defra report is described as a roadmap which sets out how the policy framework will be enhanced during this Parliament to secure the long-term resilience of the water sector in dealing with pressures like climate change and a growing population. 2.                   Water supply and resilience and infrastructure: […]

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Two flood management points from Defra 1.  Water minister: flood defence needs private sector investment Water minister Rory Stewart has insisted private sector investment in flood defence is a “huge opportunity” that hasn’t been fully considered. Speaking to water firms at Water UK’s City Conference, Stewart said: “Clearly we ought to be smarter about thinking […]

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It is all very well reminding people of the threat but this begs the questions of what Government is doing. A point that has not been missed by the NGO responses from Wildlife Link members – see below. Invasive species week Defra: The second annual Invasive Species Week starts on 29 February and will run […]

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