• 18 JUL 07
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    #765: ROYAL COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION (EMF on the agenda)

    PRESS RELEASE

    ROYAL COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

    ROYAL COMMISSION INVITES COMMENTS ON TOPICS FOR FUTURE STUDY

    The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution1 today issued a short list
    of topics it is considering for its next study, and is inviting comments on
    these. It would also welcome suggestions on other topics that it should
    consider for study.

    The proposed topicss, in alphabetical order, are:
    * Climate adaptation in the UK
    *Environment and human wellbeing
    *Geoengineering for climate change
    *Noise pollution
    *Phosphate management
    *Plastics and the environment
    *The electromagnetic environment
    *Water management

    The Chair of the Royal Commission, Sir John Lawton, said today: “I think
    this is a diverse list, and any one of these topics could make a worthwhile
    study. To help the Commission decide what we should investigate, we very
    much want to hear views about each of these topics, and whether they are
    appropriate. We would also like to hear about any other topics not listed
    here but should be considered. The comments and suggestions we receive will
    help us identify a substantive topic that needs investigation from an
    environmental point of view.”

    The Royal Commission welcomes views from anyone who wishes to contribute.
    The deadline for responses is Friday 24 August 2007.

    NOTES FOR EDITORS

    1 The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution is an independent body,
    appointed by the Queen and funded by the government, which publishes
    in-depth reports on what it identifies as the crucial environmental issues
    facing the UK and the world. The Commission’s full reports are presented to
    Parliament.
    2 Further information on each of these topics can be found at
    http://www.rcep.org.uk/futurestudy07.htm

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    The contact for enquiries is: Jon Freeman (tel. 020 7799 8980, email
    jon.freeman@rcep.org.uk), Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, 5-8
    The Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JS.

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