An Office of Environmental Responsibility should be created to drive green governmental thinking and take account of natural capital in the UK, Baroness Parminter told the Resourcing the Future Conference yesterday (27 June).
The government’s much-delayed 25-year plan for the environment may not be published this year, after new Environment Secretary Michael Gove reportedly halted its publication in order to give it more personal oversight.
The Trade Association Group, the umbrella group comprising the UK’s top waste and resource management organisations, has restated its priorities for the sector in a letter to newly appointed Environment Secretary Michael Gove.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed his desire to make London the world’s leading ‘smart city’, employing the latest developments in digital technology to bring about solutions to the challenges posed by modern urban processes.
When it comes to being resource efficient, turning a waste stream into a resource is about as good as it gets, and always has been. Why, then, is industrial symbiosis an idea that has struggled to gain traction in the UK?
Waste and resources management should be a central theme in the next government’s industrial and environment policies, according to the Trade Association Group, an umbrella organisation comprising the UK’s top waste and resource management companies and organisations.
Former European Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson Baroness Parminter have been confirmed as the keynote speakers at June’s Resourcing the Future conference.