Articles by Laura Walker
New Carbon Budget outlines the UK’s pathway to Net Zero
The Climate Change Committee (CCC) submitted its Sixth Carbon Budget advice to the UK government on 9 December 2020. A carbon budget is a cap on the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted in the UK over a five-year period.
Developments in the Second Reading of the Environment Bill
On the 26th February 2020, the Environment Bill 2019-2020 passed its second reading in a debate opened by Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, The Rt. Hon. George Eustice. This follows the Bill’s first reading, which went ahead without debate, on the 30th January 2020.
It’s Fairtrade fortnight, but what is Fairtrade?
The Fairtrade logo is widely recognised and we see it regularly on various products including bananas, other fruits, fruit juice, tea, coffee, chocolate and flowers. The Fairtrade Foundation’s standards focus on helping disadvantaged producers in the developing world.
Committee Debate of the Agriculture Bill 2019-2020
On the 11th February 2020, the Agriculture Bill 2019-2020 began its Committee Debate, following the 2nd Reading on the 3rd February, and its 1st Reading on the 16th January. With the UK now having departed the EU, the pressure has intensified to introduce new regulatory frameworks for agriculture.
Environment Bill 2019-2020 launches in Parliament
On 30 January 2020, The Environment Bill 2019-2020 was introduced to Parliament in the 1st Reading, without debate, by Secretary of State for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, The Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers.