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
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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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