10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: Treasury threatens to block legally binding environmental targets, Environmental policies take back seat in Budget, Sea level rise will make coastal communities and assets ‘unviable’, Government rejects calls to prevent overheating, Post-Brexit continuity sought for environmental assessments...

Treasury threatens to block legally binding environmental targets

Chancellor Philip Hammond will try to prevent legally binding environmental targets from being added to the DEFRA’s long awaited environment bill, according to a Treasury minister.

The minister said that environment secretary Michael Gove “will push for all sorts of new legal targets for his 25-year plan, but Philip is determined to stop as many as possible.” MORE

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