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Environment Bill

In England it requires the setting of long-term targets in the areas of air quality, biodiversity, water, and resource efficiency and waste reduction. The Bill also sets out the need for a new environmental watchdog to be created (the Office for Environmental Protection) and the development of a policy statement to be used by Ministers across government to embed environmental considerations in all policymaking.

Environment Bill articles

Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment

July saw the publication of IEMA’s Principles of Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment, produced in partnership with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

23rd September 2021

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We’re delighted to announce that this year marks our inaugural IEMA sustainability and environmental professionals’ conference, Connect 2021, which will be free and exclusive to IEMA members.

23rd September 2021

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The Environment Bill returned to Parliament following the Queen’s speech and is making progress through the House of Lords.

30th July 2021

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The government has announced a delay to the Environment Bill’s passage through Parliament, due to COVID-19 restrictions and a bottleneck of legislation making its way onto the statute book. It is expected that the Bill will receive significant interest in the Lords, and the pause means it will carry over into the next parliamentary session, rather than being rushed through without proper scrutiny, or risking being dropped.

26th March 2021

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The Environment Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons on 26 February and is now at Committee stage, where a cross-party group of MPs, plus the environment minister, go through the Bill line by line and consider amendments, which will be considered by parliament.

3rd April 2020

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Sustainability body IEMA has proposed a series of amendments to the UK government's flagship Environment Bill after it was reintroduced to parliament today.

30th January 2020

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A new bill will enshrine legally-binding environmental targets and principles into UK law, including for air quality, the Queen's Speech has reaffirmed today.

19th December 2019

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The Environment Bill was published on 15 October – the first new environment act for a generation.

13th December 2019

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The UK government will today publish its much-anticipated Environment Bill after the landmark legislation was announced in the Queen's Speech yesterday.

15th October 2019

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