Government response on targets
The public consultation on the government’s environmental targets framework closed at the end of June. IEMA made a submission, setting out concerns.Defra had been seeking views on a range of environmental targets covering air quality, water, biodiversity, and resource efficiency and waste reduction. Details of the full range of the targets propos
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This month, IEMA is launching a member network focusing on biodiversity and natural capital.
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