There is widespread coverage of our announcement today that householders in flood-hit areas who install property flood resilience measures – such as flood barriers, air brick covers, and flood resistant coatings on walls – could obtain discounted insurance premiums.
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There is coverage following our announcement on plans to bring forward legislation to prevent the burning of heather and other vegetation on protected blanket bog habitats.
Today, the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) officially welcomed the UK as its newest individual importing Member. This took place at a virtual ceremony hosted by the ICO. The United Kingdom has completed the process of accession to the ICO and …
Today we look at widespread national and regional coverage of the government’s plans for the next phase of its strategy to eradicate bovine tuberculosis in England by 2038.
As the Government confirms the Environment Bill will be carried over to the next parliamentary session, we look into the next steps for the landmark Bill.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (25 January) announced a new international coalition to tackle the impacts of climate change. The news has been covered by Reuters and France24, among other outlets.
Today The Guardian has reported on the condition of flood defences across England, stating that thousands of people and businesses are ‘at risk from ruined assets’. However, the article did not recognise that when defences are listed as below the required condition it does not necessarily mean that they have structurally failed, or that performance in a flood is compromised.
The Government's commitment to ban plastic waste exports to non-OECD countries goes further than the EU’s ban on Y48 plastics, and work is underway to make this happen.
We look at coverage of an update from the Storm Overflows Taskforce on its long term goal and new commitments from the water industry to increase transparency around storm overflows.
We have provided a response regarding the Envionment Agency’s responsibilties for regulating landfill sites.
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Defra in the Media is run by the Defra group Press Office and is our review of Defra group stories in the news.
The blog features a review of our leading media stories, rebuttal of inaccurate comment, and updates about our campaigns and stories.
- Media coverage of the State of Nature campaign March 1, 2021
- Public Accounts Committee report on flooding in England February 26, 2021
- Defra response to Greenpeace action in UK EEZ February 26, 2021
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