After a long and tortuous journey through parliament, the government’s ‘world-leading’ Environment Bill has finally passed into law. The ENDS team has scoured the resulting legislation to bring you everything you need to know about the raft of changes that the new act will bring about... Read more
The Environment Act 2021
Everything you need to know about the Environment Act, which contains provisions intended to maintain environmental standards outside the EU, as well as improve air and water quality, tackle waste, increase recycling, halt the decline of species, and improve the natural environment.
Due to return in the next parliamentary session after its latest delay, it seems the Environment Bill will finally receive royal assent in the autumn. Since the bill was introduced, however, numerous amendments have been made and there remain a great many question marks surrounding key targets and the timetable for implementation, among other issues. Here's what you need to know... Read more
DEFRA ministers must give an 'urgent response' as to why a key environmental governance mechanism of the Environment Act has not yet been finalised and laid before Parliament, despite consultation closing almost a year ago, a Green MP has told ENDS
DEFRA is thought to be planning an extension to the consultation on its draft environmental targets due to a significant delay in publishing crucial evidence packs, according to a note sent to stakeholders, seen by ENDS
Northern Ireland has a new environment strategy and new representation on the board of the Office for Environmental Protection
The Office for Environmental Protection became legally established today, following last week’s passing of the Environment Act
The Queen’s Speech, outlining the government’s legislative plans for the coming year, is due to be made on Tuesday. Here’s what ENDS expects to hear
The Environment Act sets a bold target to halt the decline of nature by 2030, but with a reliance on market forces and farming to make it happen, and warning of a skills crisis in the environmental sector, is it enough to turn the tide on ecological collapse? Tess Colley reports
What the environment minister thinks about illegal river pollution, the Environment Agency's culpability and leaving water companies nowhere to hide
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?
The landmark Environment Bill would make significant changes to laws relating to air quality, water resources, waste management, nature improvement and chemicals, and sets out how a new green watchdog would enforce environmental rules. Here’s what you need to know.
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