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Christmas message from ADBA’s Chief Executive

2020 has been like nothing anyone alive has ever experienced, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing dramatic social and economic consequences. Still, we’ve had a year of hope in terms of climate change ambition.   In the international arena, China (the…

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Nitrate Vulnerable Zones for 2021-2024

The Environment Agency recently concluded its 4-yearly review of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) for the period 2021-2024. It advised the Secretary of State that there has been no substantive change in patterns of nitrate pollution in England, concluding the NVZs…

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CCC’s publishes its 6th carbon budget

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) last week released its monumental report “The Sixth Carbon Budget: The UK’s Path to Net Zero”, which explores five different scenarios that could successfully deliver the government’s carbon neutrality target by 2050. The report’s favoured…

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Defra’s Pathway to Sustainable Farming

On 30 November 2020 The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Environment Secretary, unveiled his plans for the agricultural transition period at an Oxford Farming Conference. Defra released the document ‘The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to…

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Recap on the Environment Bill Policy Paper

The Environment Bill was introduced to parliament on 15 October 2019 and was re-introduced following general election on 30 January 2020. The policy paper on the Environmental Bill was last updated on 21 October 2020. The Bill will help deliver…

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Ask ADBA, 11th December: Presentations

ADBA's team of experts addressed the AD industry today in our online meeting "Ask ADBA." Giulia Ceccarelli, External Affairs Adviser, explained the AD sector's strategic role in the Green Recovery. She highlighted Government's "10 Point Plan" and Comprehensive Spending Review. She…

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Is it a Green Industrial Revolution?

Since the outbreak of the Covid 19 crisis, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been a vocal supporter of a green recovery. Both Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have repeatedly pledged that the rescue packages were going to be green “with…

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ADBA’s response to the Green Gas Levy Consultation

Following valuable insight from our members, ADBA submitted its response to BEIS’ open consultation “Proposals for a Green Gas Levy” last week. The consultation detailed the government’s plan for the Green Gas Levy’s (GGL) design and implementation – an overview…

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