Queen’s speech: Government promises ‘legally binding’ environmental targets

The government’s long-awaited Environment Bill will set out legally binding targets to improve the state of the natural world, the Queen has stated in her speech formally reopening parliament this morning.

by Simon Pickstone
The Queen's speech included plans for legally binding environmental improvement targets. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images
The Queen's speech included plans for legally binding environmental improvement targets. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images

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