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Sir James Bevan responds to Defra's Draft Environmental Principles Policy Statement

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Chief Executive Sir James Bevan sets out the Environment Agency’s view on Defra’s consultation on the Draft Environmental Principles Policy Statement, which closed yesterday after a 12-week consultation period. The right principles for a greener world The publication of the …

Carbon offsetting: reviewing the evidence

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The Environment Agency has published research examining various carbon offsetting approaches and the challenges and opportunities they present. Dr Lydia Burgess-Gamble, Principal Scientist with the Environment Agency reviews the research, describing it as the Environment Agency’s first step in developing …

The Environment Agency Pension Fund goes net zero

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The Environment Agency’s £4 billion Pension Fund has committed to reach net zero by 2045 and halve emissions by 2030. This commitment is part of its ongoing work to significantly reduce the emissions from the 2,000 companies that the Fund invests in, directly supporting the UK’s Green Finance Strategy and the UK’s plans for COP26.