The government’s landmark Environmental Bill to tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time has moved a step closer to becoming law following its second reading by MPs (Monday 28 October).
The Environmental Bill will help ensure that the UK maintains and improves environmental protections as we leave the EU. It will build on the UK’s strong track record and sets out a comprehensive and world-leading vision to allow future generations to thrive. Environmental principles will be captured 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.
Following a second reading the Bill has moved to the committee stage and the latest updates can be found on the government blog Gov.uk.