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43 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

43 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

The Environment Bill has returned to parliament with new powers on plastic waste and a requirement for ministers to review and report on international green law. Here's what you need to know about... Read more

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Environmental Politics

Green watchdog plan under pressure, says DEFRA official

There is a 'huge amount of work' to do before the Office for Environmental Protection can meet its statutory objectives next year, an official working on its establishment has admitted

Environmental Politics

Environment Bill: Put non-regression principle into law, says think tank

A ‘principle of non-regression’ should be inserted into the Environment Bill to safeguard environmental standards, according to the Institute for European Environmental Policy

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Environment Bill: Non-regression provision 'must be strengthened', say green groups

A new clause in the Environment Bill requiring ministers to make a statement concerning environmental non-regression when introducing bills has been welcomed by green groups as a 'small step forward' that does not go far enough

Environmental Politics

Strengthen new Environment Bill, urge green groups

Environmental groups have welcomed the re-introduction of the Environment Bill to parliament today but say it needs strengthening with legally binding targets

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Environmental Politics

10 demands made by the Natural Capital Committee

10 demands made by the Natural Capital Committee

The government advisors’ seventh annual report, published this week, offered some strongly-worded criticism of the government’s flagship green plans, including the environment and agriculture bills. Here’s what you need to know about the committee’s key demands

Environmental Politics

Election losers: 5 figures with environmental roles who lost their seats

As election night wore on, a series of senior politicians with environmental roles lost their seats. Here's what you need to know about the key casualties of general election night

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Why industry wants to save the Environment Bill

A number of critical bills and fledgling environmental policies have been left in limbo as a result of the general election, casting future legislation into doubt. But above all, business wants the next government to make the Environment Bill a post election priority, finds Rachel Salvidge

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'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?

Environmental Law

38 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

38 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

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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