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UK Parliamentary Publications on Conservation

Brexit impact on fishing industry examined

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee question fishing industry experts on key opportunities and challenges for the fisheries industry

Brexit impact on dairy, poultry and pigs industries

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee questions producer organisations and trade bodies on food trade after Brexit 

in decision-making examined with academics

Science and Technology Committee explores both the current and future uses of algorithms in decision-making

How can investment in the life sciences sector be improved?

Lords Science and Technology Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 14 November at 10.10am

Brexit – Trade in Food examined

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee questions key producer organisations and trade bodies on the challenges for the cereals and horticultural industry

Communicating Risk

Monday, November 13, 2017

People's responses to risk are shaped by the way that such risks are communicated. Communicating risks effectively can defuse concerns, mitigate disaster situations and build trust with public institutions and organisations. This POSTnote defines the often misunderstood concepts of risk, uncertainty and hazard and describes the key stakeholders communicating it. It examines the factors that shape how people perceive and respond to such risks and summarises evidence on effective risk communication strategies.

Mayor of London questioned on air quality

The four Committees also hear from local government representatives and legal and health experts

Decarbonising the Gas Network

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The burning of natural gas for heating contributes 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Decarbonising, or reducing the carbon content of the UK gas supply is one option for reducing the emissions from heating. This POSTnote looks at the contribution that two alternative gases, hydrogen and biomethane, could make in achieving this goal.

Environmental Earth Observation

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Earth observation (EO) is the process of gathering information about the Earth from a range of sensors to provide monitoring data at a range of scales. This POSTnote outlines some of the environmental uses and benefits of EO data, the potential opportunities from advances in relevant technologies and challenges facing the effective use of EO data.

Fisheries inquiry launched

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee invites evidence on potential changes to the fisheries and seafood trading arrangements between the UK and the EU

Environment Agency flood and environment work scrutinised

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee examines key activities on environmental protection, including waste and flood risk management

Work of the Environment Agency inquiry

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee explore how the Environmental Agency is improving the environment in England and protecting communities from flooding

Committee examines impact of Brexit on UK’s trade in waste

EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee takes evidence on Wednesday 22 November at 10.30am 

The Blue Belt programme

24 October 2017 First published.

The Blue Belt programme supports delivery of the UK government’s commitment to provide long term protection for the marine environment.


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