The government of UK has introduced a landmark Bill to Parliament to tackle the biggest environmental priorities.
The UK government on 15th of October introduced a landmark Bill to Parliament to tackle the biggest environmental priorities, signalling a historic step change.
How Does The Environment Bill Work?
According to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ statement, the transformative Environment Bill will help improve environmental protections as UK leave the EU.
The bill will build on the UK’s strong track record and sets out a comprehensive and world-leading vision to allow future generations to prosper.
Environmental principles will be enshrined in law and measures will be introduced to improve air and water quality, tackle plastic pollution and restore habitats so plants and wildlife can thrive.
Legislation will also create, legally-binding environmental improvement targets.
Office for Environmental Protection will also be established.
The statement said, a new independent Office for Environmental Protection will be established to scrutinise environmental policy and law, investigate complaints and take enforcement action against public authorities, if necessary, to uphold our environmental standards.
The office’s powers will cover all Climate Change legislation and hold the government to account on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
By also championing nature-based solutions, the Bill demonstrates our commitment to tackle climate change.