Category Archives: Environment

Cancun climate change deal

Climate change talks in Mexico reached a deal, including a fund to help developing countries but the finer details have still to be agreed on. Emma Blee writes. Expectations were low for...

Edwin Poots: look before you leap

Waste projects have long-lasting consequences and lessons from the past are worth learning for today, according to Environment Minister Edwin Poots. The cautionary tale of Robert Moses formed the backdrop for Edwin...

Managing waste on-site

Site waste management plans (SWMPs) are to become a statutory requirement for construction companies carrying out a project worth £300,000 or more. agendaNi considers the proposal. SWMPs are currently voluntary, with an...

Agriculture cuts

  Richard Halleron considers whether agriculture will be able to persuade the general public of its worth. Speculation is rife at the present time that the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development...

England’s fresh look at waste

All policies are up for discussion in a wide-ranging waste review started by Defra. An end to landfill, with limited exceptions, is the main priority in England’s waste policy as the Government...