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
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 forthcoming Office for Environmental Protection 'cannot be all things to all' but it will not become the lapdog that so many fear, its chair Dame Glenys Stacey has said
Legal experts have voiced fears over the independence of the Office for Environmental Protection and its ability to hold public bodies to account for failing to adhere to environmental rules, highlighting a range of concerns about the way the body will be underpinned by law
Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan says changes to regulation following the UK’s departure from the EU should ensure green rules are risk based, proportionate, business friendly and outcome focused
The deal states that the UK or the EU ‘shall not weaken or reduce’ protections but demonstrating breaches of the clause would mean one party having to prove that changes would affect trade or investment. David Burrows reports
An interim green watchdog will be operational until at least summer next year while the Environment Bill completes its passage through parliament, the environment secretary confirmed this week. Here’s what you need to know
Will nature recovery networks revive the UK’s dwindling natural habitats or are they just another example of weak and underfunded ambition? James Fair reports
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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