The European Commission has published the second EU-wide Report on the Rule of Law with a Communication looking at the situation in the EU as a whole and dedicated country chapters on each Member State.
The European Commission has welcomed the provisional political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the EU Member States in the Council on amending the Aarhus Regulation that will allow for increased public scrutiny of EU acts affecting the environment.
A Climate Bill amendment to provide legal clarity on how carbon “removals” will be accounted for in farming, which will have major implications for the sector, has been introduced by Minister for Climate, Eamon Ryan.
A foreshore licence is required by any person proposing to place any material or to place or erect any articles, things, structures, or works in or on foreshore or to get and take any minerals in foreshore or to use or occupy foreshore for any purpose unless exempt under other legislation or due to existing rights.
The Minister for the Environment Climate and Communications has launched a public consultation as part of the process of updating regulations on Access to Information on the Environment (AIE Regulations).
The UK government has unveiled plans for five new legally binding principles, designed to guide future policymaking to protect the environment and ensure Ministers deliver on their promise to "build back greener and leave the environment in a better state for future generations".
The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is to look at expanding its current brief to include targets involved in environmental crime. A senior officer with the CAB has indicated that environmental crime is seen as a growth area for the bureau to explore in the coming years.
Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications today 26 November 2020 has asked the public to give their views on the implementation of two international conventions related to the environment - the Aarhus convention and the PRTR Protocol 2021.