Gove faces daunting list of environmental challenges

ENDS asked key green groups which actions Michael Gove should prioritise during his time at DEFRA and concludes that the new environment secretary has his work cut out

The environment secretary will have his hands full at DEFRA. Photograph: Policy ExchangeAir quality, abstraction reform, resource efficiency and the 25-year environment plan should be among the new environment secretary’s priorities, say environmental professionals and green groups.

To help Michael Gove prioritise his to-do list, ENDS asked a range of organisations what they think he should be focusing on to fulfil the Conservative party’s oft-repeated pledge to leave the environment in a better state than it inherited.

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