25-year environment plan should be ‘rooted in legislation’

Clear targets, accountability, rigorous science, legislation, big data, new tech and cross-party support are being called for to underpin the forthcoming 25-year environment plan

The government should be held accountable for meeting targets set in the plan. Photograph: Matthew Dixon/123RFDEFRA's forthcoming 25-year environment plan should set out a clear road map, have cross-party support, be rooted in legislation and hold the government accountable for progress, according to a number of environmental organisations.

ENDS asked a selection of organisations active in the environment which areas they would like to see prioritised in the plan - first announced in September and currently in development - and a number of common themes arose.

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