OEP lambasts DEFRA for ‘frequent failure’ to meet environmental targets

An urgent environmental “stocktake” and an injection of clear accountability for meeting targets is required to bring the UK’s natural world back from dangerous tipping points, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has said in its first major report.

by Tess Colley
Archery target
Watchdog calls out government for ‘frequent failure’ to meet environmental targets. Photograph: Helder Faria/Getty Images

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