Tag Archives for environmental policy

What will Brexit mean for UK climate action?

Our research reveals that the UK is at risk of letting climate change slip off the agenda at a time when attention and action has never been as important With the ‘Brexit day’ deadline, at the end of March 2019, rapidly approaching, many are still puzzling over what exiting the European Union (EU) will actually mean for the UK. One … Continue reading

21 June 2018 by
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Healthy rivers, healthy cities? The case of Sheffield and its rivers

Jon Morris

The UK Government’s new 25-year environmental plan shows the need to increase biodiversity and resilience of our waterways. This has implications far beyond the immediate health of the river system itself Theresa May’s declaration on January 11th to deliver a ‘Green Brexit’ as part of a new 25-year environmental plan emphasises the Government’s commitment to delivering cleaner water, improve biodiversity, … Continue reading

24 January 2018 by
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Energy Policy and the tensions between austerity and localism

Jon Morris

Schemes to reduce energy use show how local authorities are caught between devolved responsibilities and centralised resources Since 2008 the main focus of environmental policy in the United Kingdom has been the commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% relative to 1990 levels by 2050.  The domestic sector accounts for 25% of all emissions and as such it is at … Continue reading

17 March 2016 by
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