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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... Read more

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Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

DEFRA’s Brexit bills ‘fall short’ on climate change, warns Labour

The government’s key new bills on agriculture, fisheries and the environment do not go far enough to cut carbon dioxide emissions, shadow environment secretary Luke Pollard told parliament yesterday

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Green watchdog will be ‘ready by January 2021’

The government has said there will be no green ‘governance gap’ following the Brexit transition period, with plans to have the Office for Environmental Protection up and running by January 2021

Environmental Politics

Government advisers slam progress on environmental improvement

The state of England’s environment is getting worse rather than improving, and legislative plans are too weak to make a substantial difference, according to advisory body the Natural Capital Committee’s latest annual report

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

‘Disturbing’: Stark warning issued over UK environmental law and funding

The lack of clarity surrounding the UK’s environmental law, governance and funding after Brexit has been described as disturbing by an EU environmental policy expert

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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

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

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?

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