BIG ISSUE: 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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Brexit Hub Environmental Law

‘Damaging and unjustified’: Environment Bill secrecy clause must go, NGOs urge

‘Damaging and unjustified’: Environment Bill secrecy clause must go, NGOs urge

The government must drop secrecy provisions contained in the Environment Bill that would force the new green watchdog to withhold information about the organisations it is investigating, according to... Read more

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Environmental Politics

NGOs welcome Theresa Villiers’ first speech as environment secretary

Environmental groups have welcomed Theresa Villiers’ first speech as environment secretary, which included commitments on land reform and handing on the natural environment to the next generation “in a better state than we found it”

Brexit Hub Land, Ecology & Development

LIFE after Brexit: What is in store for the UK’s nature funding?

From blanket bogs to 'Celtic rainforests', some of the UK's most iconic habitats have benefited from the EU's LIFE programme. Simon Pickstone looks at how Brexit may change the funding landscape for conservation projects

Land, Ecology & Development

Environment Bill policy statement: 9 things you need to know

DEFRA has today set out further details of its progress towards the introduction of the Environmental Bill in a policy statement and a series of consultation responses on proposed biodiversity, waste and water policy changes. Here’s what you need to know

Environmental Law

Gove: Green watchdog ‘should be able to bite on climate change’

Environment secretary Michael Gove has pledged that the forthcoming Environment Bill will be a 'world first’ in its commitments to legally binding environmental targets, in a speech this morning

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Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Theresa Villiers: What mark will the ‘Brexit hero’ make at DEFRA?

Theresa Villiers: What mark will the ‘Brexit hero’ make at DEFRA?

New environment secretary Theresa Villiers has been hailed as one of the 'heroes of Brexit'. But are her eurosceptic credentials compatible with her pledge to protect and restore the natural environment? Simon Pickstone investigates

Environmental Politics

How the Environment Bill is taking shape

The new prime minster Boris Johnson has promised to ‘consecrate and advance’ DEFRA’s key policy initiatives, likely to include the flagship Environment Bill. In recent weeks, the outline of the bill has become clearer, reports Jocelyn Timperley

Environmental Law

New Environment Bill measures: 16 things you need to know

Michael Gove revealed new details of the scope of the forthcoming Environment Bill in a major speech at Kew Gardens. Here’s what you need to know about the key announcements from the environment secretary

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Parliament Brexit Hub

'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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