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Lord Deben is as intrepid and combative an advocate for the environment as anyone concerned about climate change could want. Better known as John Gummer, the former environment minister and now chair of the Committee on Climate Change tells Geoffrey Lyons why the UK’s current climate trajectory is worrying, and how it will be affected by Trump and Brexit.
Consultation analysis underscores weight of organised opposition to Cameron-era proposals ditched by May regime
The 2017 Commercial Award went to a team who supported "22 feisty local authorities" to reduce waste through innovative technology and collaborative working. Naomi Larsson finds out more
New digital services will help Defra protect against environmental hazards and improve communication, it said
Initial planning was “optimistic”, resulting in missed milestones, report finds
Quartet of unions calls on body’s board members to assert their independence and ignore Treasury guidance to limit pay rises to 1-1.5%.
Sources warn of danger that doubling charge to 10p ‘looks like profiteering'
Northern Ireland's attorney general John Larkin is seeking “authoritative guidance” on decisions that can be taken by officials in absence of ministers
Natural Resources Wales has had its accounts qualified three times over “unlawful” contracts with a sawmill
Prospect union says non-departmental public body should not be subject to Treasury guidance for government departments
NICS challenge over High Court ruling to overturn incinerator planning decision rejected by Court of Appeal
Proposals include annual statement setting out the current state of fish stocks "based on the latest scientific evidence"
Committee on Climate Change report found reductions in greenhouse gas emissions have stalled in past five years
Team that delivered the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will continue to exist to support Theresa May as chair in office
MPs demand answers after reports the department favours weaker powers than those currently exercised by the European Commission
Department pledges to take more notice of green building certification and increase use of low-emission vehicles
NICS decision to approve waste incinerator in absence of executive overturned in court
At the first Civil Service World leadership lecture, Defra permanent secretary Clare Moriarty shared the four principles that inform her leadership style. Suzannah Brecknell reports
MPs urge Defra to admit it has an unmanageable workload and accuse DIT of lacking the capacity to do new trade deals
MPs criticise department for not knowing where to spend £7bn pump-priming cashpot
New mechanisms required to enable all four governments to jointly agree post-Brexit policy, according to think tank
Departmental advisor to secretary of state Michael Gove proposes move to tackle grey squirrel population
David Sterling tells inquiry his workforce cannot be expected to deliver beyond their resources and skills sets as power vacuum continues
Unprecedented report makes demands of six departments and calls for better oversight to ‘prevent policy from working at cross-purposes’