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 environment department has hit back again at accusations that the new Office for Environmental Protection will be more lapdog than watchdog
Environment secretary George Eustice has defended the government’s move to enable it to direct the nascent Office for Environmental Protection’s enforcement policy via an amendment to the Environment Bill, describing it as a 'very normal standard clause'
Development of new water-reduction policies relating to leakage, smart metering, product labelling, building regulations and water-efficiency communication has been put on hold despite multiple warnings that parts of England could soon run out of water
Boris Johnson’s pledge to protect 30% of the UK for nature will require both new protected areas and improvements to existing land designations to make them fit for nature recovery, say green groups. Catherine Early reports
A series of new government amendments to the Environment Bill have been tabled that would give the government powers to issue guidance to the post-Brexit green watchdog and empower Natural England to create new species conservation strategies. Here’s what you need to know
The prime minister has announced with great fanfare that he intends to protect 30% of the UK’s land by 2030, alongside 30 other countries pledging to do the same. But how meaningful is the target and how likely is it that the goal will be achieved? ENDS takes a look at the government’s track record on nature
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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