Archive for 'Lord Henley'
Two recent research reports help reveal the value of the UK's wildlife and habitats, estimating that wildlife under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and Sites of Special Scientific Interest is worth around £1.5 billion per year to the UK.
Defra is consulting on reporting of greenhouse gas emissions in business, seeking views on options for more widespread and consistent reporting. Defra research shows multiple benefits from emissions reporting.
As the Coalition Government publishes its vision for sustainable development, Lord Henley answers questions on the importance of sustainable development and the Government's approach.
Seven organisations with a responsibility for vital services and infrastructure have published climate change adaptation reports, detailing how they are assessing and acting on the risks and opportunities of a changing climate.
Businesses measuring, managing and reporting greenhouse gas emissions enjoy benefits such as cost savings, improved green credentials and better relations with investors and customers, according to new research carried out for Defra.
Civil society organisations play a vital role in securing better outcomes for the environment, rural areas and sustainable development. Defra's Civil Society Advisory Board is providing strategic advice.
A new report from the CBI examines the need for UK business to prepare for climate change, asking how ready our infrastructure is and setting out recommendations for policy responses from Government.
Defra is reviewing waste policies to reduce the amount of waste generated and to maximise reuse and recycling, while considering how policies affect local communities, individual households and businesses.
Blackpool and Cumbria have both been affected by extreme weather and are taking measures to adapt to the changing climate. Environment Minister Lord Henley visited the area to discuss the changes needed over the next 30 years.