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
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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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 what's new and what has been retained... Read more
Scientists have warned that developers will be able to manipulate the government’s biodiversity net gain plans for new developments, having examined the schemes of early adopters
The environment secretary has told MPs 'we need almost universal uptake' of the new environmental land management schemes from farmers and land managers to meet targets on water quality and biodiversity in the Environment Bill
The government has re-committed to providing the Office for Environmental Protection with a five-year indicative budget, after appearing to have backtracked on it earlier this month
The government faces the embarrassing prospect of a House of Lords-instigated Environment Bill delay while the UK hosts the crucial COP26 climate summit, later this year
The environment secretary says his plan to ‘refocus’ the Habitats Regulations is intended to deliver creative public policy thinking that delivers results, ‘rather than relying on change being set principally by litigation and case law’. Could recent case law that poses potential problems for the government’s housebuilding agenda be in his sights?
As the government's flagship green legislation nears royal assent, environment minister Rebecca Pow speaks to ENDS about controversial plans to refocus the Habitats Regulations and measures in the bill to tackle sewage discharges from storm overflows
England's green watchdog's powers are curtailed by the Environment Bill and Wales is a long way from establishing any body to cover the governance gap left created by Brexit. Will this lead to an overall weakening of environmental protections? asks James Fair
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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