Environment Bill: Sector reacts to landmark law tipped to reverse decades of ecological decline

Key figures from the environment sector have largely welcomed the long-awaited Environment Bill, due to be published later today. It will set out legally binding targets to improve the state of the natural world and will establish a new Office for Environmental Protection to hold the government to account.

Experts are cautiously welcoming the bill which is expected to enshrine environmental principles in law and include commitments on improving air and water quality, tackling plastic pollution and restoring our natural habitats.


The Woodland Trust’s chief executive, Darren Moorcroft said the bill had the “scope to deliver” big environmental gains, providing “sufficient resources” were made available for those “delivering on the front line”.  

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