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Seminars and Events

Seminars and events are normally free for GBN Members to attend. Seminars are held once every month and focus on meeting ISO 14001 requirements and applying Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for sustainable development.


Environmental Law - Brexit and beyond

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 29 October 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

As environmental regulations and laws havenít undergone any significant changes for the last few years, we have decided not to run the usual seminar covering current environmental laws. Instead, GBN member and consultant, Henry Emblem has put together a presentation, which details where we are now, what has happened as a result of recent consultations with government, and what is likely to happen post-Brexit.

The initial part of the presentation will focus on what is likely to happen in the area of environmental legislation following the UKís exit from the EU, and will include: Post-Brexit Environmental Law Framework, new legislation going forward, and the Environment Principles and Governance Bill.

Henry will then go on to look at what is happening currently in relation to environmental legislation in a variety of areas, and this will include the following: government consultation responses, packaging tax, Environmental Protection Regulations, waste exports, waste industry comments, eco design, and the EU Right to Repair Directive.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, a workshop session and maybe a quiz.

The seminar is free to GBN members. Non-members are very welcome to attend at a cost of £30 +VAT.

Speaker: Claire Parker, The Environment Agency

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Emergency Preparedness

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 20 November 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

In light of the recent announcements on climate change and its likely effects, businesses need to be looking not only at how to lessen their contribution to climate change but also how to prepare for it.

In this seminar we will be looking at issues such as heating and cooling, supply chain, transport, etc. and how you can use your environmental management system to identify potential problems and then plan to protect your business against the worst of these.

Speaker: To be confirmed

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