BIG ISSUE: The Environment Bill 

Everything you need to know about the Environment Bill, which sets out how the government intends to maintain environmental standards as the UK leaves the EU

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Policy

50 MPs demand stronger Environment Act

Some 50 MPs have backed calls for a stronger Environment Act in a bid for “world-leading legislation” on restoring nature and improving the UK’s environment

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Environmental Politics

25-Year Environment Plan: ‘Not enough action’, say green groups

Green groups have lamented the government’s limited action towards meeting the goals of its 25-Year Environment Plan, despite a report revealing all but four work streams have been completed or are on track

Parliament Brexit Hub

Gove: DEFRA considering ‘environmental law tribunals’ after Brexit

DEFRA could introduce a system of tribunals specialising in environmental law as part of its post-Brexit governance plans, environment secretary Michael Gove has suggested

Air

DEFRA defends progress on new air quality targets

DEFRA has rejected claims that it has been too slow to set a new legal target for air quality based on World Health Organization guidelines, saying it would be ready for the publication of the Environment Bill

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

MPs blast Environment Bill as ‘significant regression’ on EU standards

The draft Environment Bill in its current form would fail to uphold the UK’s current green protections, in some cases marking “a significant regression”, according to members of parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee.

Analysis

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

What does the Environment Bill mean for UK-EU relations?

What does the Environment Bill mean for UK-EU relations?

MPs have branded DEFRA’s draft Environment Bill a ‘significant regression’ on EU standards, with trade experts warning it could impact a future trade deal with the UK. Simon Pickstone investigates

Environmental Law

How should the Environment Bill improve air quality?

The forthcoming Environment Bill presents a vital opportunity to respond to growing public and medical concern about air pollution, a parliamentary group has been told. Gareth Simkins hears what the experts have to say

Environmental Law Brexit Hub

Gove’s green Brexit plans: 9 things you need to know

Further details have emerged in the past few days about the government’s post-Brexit environmental governance arrangements, including the identity of an interim green Brexit commissioner and where the green watchdog could be based. Here are nine things you need to know about DEFRA’s green governance vision

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Parliament Brexit Hub

'Too much wriggle room', 'Absurd caveat' – MPs and peers set out their Environment Bill green lines

'Too much wriggle room', 'Absurd caveat' – MPs and peers set out their Environment Bill green lines

As pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment Bill gets under way, some MPs and peers have already set their own ‘green lines’. Where will the flashpoints arise?

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