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Defra will make technical changes to the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 to ensure multi-bin recycling systems are not imposed on residents

The London Boroughs of Islington and Richmond-upon-Thames have been praised for “inspiring food leadership” for their work to promote healthy and sustainable food, in an audit of local authority food-related activities published today

Farmers and food processors are at risk of being caught between a rock and a hard place as intense downward price pressure from supermarkets coincides with record rises in the cost of farm inputs, the NFU warned today

 

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The Localism Act could do much to put local people in control on planning - but only if their hands are not tied by the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

 

Enough food to fill 11,720 double decker buses or the Albert Hall 15 times over is chucked away every year in London. Today (Friday 18th November), the Mayor Boris Johnson urged businesses and the public to sign up to a pledge to reduce the mountains of food needlessly thrown away and sent to landfill, helping to make the capital a cleaner and greener city

 

On 18 November 2011, UNEP, together with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will host the High-level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and the Green Economy in Beijing -an international gathering of experts, scientists and government officials from around the world - to look at ecosystems and their management and the need for a transition to a Green Economy

 

The Environment Agency today announced grants of £1.3 million for 37 communities in England at risk of flooding.The money will be used to help 500 households in areas at the highest risk of flooding to install products to protect their property, such as flood barriers and airbrick covers

 

The UK Government will support an initiative to build Sustainable Development Goals, which will focus international attention on the need to sustainably manage the world’s natural resources, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman have announced

 

The Rural Payments Agency has launched a ‘customer charter’, outlining what farmers should expect from the service and what they should do when things go wrong

 

With less than half the normal rainfall during September and October in Northamptonshire, South Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, the Environment Agency is asking people to take action now so there is enough water to go around next year

 

Mary Creagh MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to today’s announcement by Defra on Marine Conservation Zones, said

 

Speaking at WRAP’s annual conference today, Chief Executive Dr Liz Goodwin published results of the organisation’s work over the past three years and set out its future agenda

 

David Rooke, who has over 30 years experience in flood and coastal risk management, has been announced as the Environment Agency’s new Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management

 
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