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UK preparing to lift tariffs on palm oil from Malaysia as price for joining CPTPP trade agreement. / Britain is preparing to sign off on a post-Brexit trade deal that campaigners say will encourage further destruction of nature, threaten the habitat of orangutans in Malaysia and make a mockery of the government’s claims of being committed to tackling deforestation abroad.
Europe delivered two groundbreaking initiatives last week to counter the global climate change crisis: a European Union climate deal, committing the EU to more than halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and reach zero net emissions by 2050; and the publication of a first-of-its-kind of regulation, the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy...
Brexit bonfire of EU laws could let water companies conceal sewage discharges, campaigners warn 14/03/2023
The Environmental Information Regulation allows the public to demand data from private water companies, but it is at risk of being scrapped by the Government.
Is Brexit bad for the environment? 08/02/2023
REUL: Scant time remains to assess which former EU legislation to keep, amend or revoke – and the environment is likely to pay the price. / While we were EU members, the UK adopted some legislation created by the EU. Jacob Rees-Mogg called them “diktats” and promised that after Brexit we’d “take back control of our laws”. This is disingenuous: the UK was fully involved in drawing up EU law.
The health and safety industry has warned the government that it might not be a good idea to throw out every European-related law.
Britain uses Brexit freedoms to continue use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticide banned in the EU 24/01/2023
Ministers have approved the emergency use of neonicotinoids against the advice of their own experts in a move branded ‘unacceptable’ by environmental groups.
Joe Biden’s climate change plan isn’t a threat to the UK, it’s an opportunity.
Ursula von der Leyen pledges ‘unprecedented’ investments in clean technologies. / The EU is preparing to take on President Joe Biden’s showpiece legislation, which has turbocharged green investment in the US, by loosening restrictions on subsidies in Europe and accelerating permits for new projects.
The BBC’s Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at the controversy surrounding the government’s plan to scrap thousands of EU-era laws.
Brexit law bonfire could cost put environment at risk and cost tens of billions of pounds, nature groups warn 19/01/2023
Nature organisations have hit out at legislation that they say could lead to the loss of important environmental protections and cost the UK tens of billions of pounds.
Ministers are facing a clash with opposition and Conservative MPs over their plans to scrap EU-era laws copied over to UK law after Brexit.
'Bonfire of Rights' Bill will unleash chaos 18/01/2023
Today, MPs will debate and vote on the Retained EU Law Bill which if passed, could endanger thousands of rights and protections in the UK.
THEY say a week is a long time in politics – and this week has certainly felt it! Intent on further undermining the devolution settlement and Scottish democracy, the UK Government is pushing ahead with its flawed Retained EU Law (REUL) Bill later today.
79 organisations have joined together to write an open letter to the Prime Minister urging her to change the Government's trajectory on environmental deregulation, which is set to harm our people, planet and prosperity.
At risk are vital environmental and wildlife protections my colleagues and I worked tirelessly to establish in the European Parliament.
Why Rees-Mogg’s bill to sunset EU laws is so inflammatory and what you can do about it.
UK government plans to scrap thousands of EU laws at the end of 2023 should be reconsidered, according to a cross-party group of Senedd members.
There are more EU era environmental laws to review after Brexit than had been previously known, the environment secretary has suggested.
Government has already scrapped 140 EU environment regulations since Brexit, Thérèse Coffey says 30/11/2022
The government has already scrapped 140 European environmental regulations since Britain left the EU, Thérèse Coffey has said.
Beware the ‘Brexit Freedoms Bill’: it’s a wrecking ball which threatens our rights and environmental protections 28/11/2022
Just when we breathed a sigh of relief that the lettuce had won the battle of shelf-life with Truss, we find that a Bill originally sponsored by arch-Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg, is being rushed through Parliament, and is set to ‘double down’ on the economic and societal damage already inflicted on this country by Brexit.
IoD and unions among groups writing to government, saying move would cause business chaos, harm rights and threaten environment.
Leading British business groups and unions have called on Rishi Sunak to delay post-Brexit plans to shred all retained EU laws by 2023.
Legal experts say bill is badly designed and ‘undemocratic’. / Opposition parties will next week try to delay government plans for a bonfire of nearly 4,000 EU laws and key workers’ rights from the UK’s statute books after Brexit.
Ellie Newis reviews two of the flagship free trade agreements that were supposed to reignite the UK economy.
HOLYROOD has been urged to withhold consent to the UK Government's so-called Brexit freedoms bill. / The plans to scrap at least 2,400 laws carried over from the UK’s 47-year membership of the EU have proved controversial.