The Environment Bill sets out a new environmental governance framework as the UK leaves the European Union’s environmental policy and legislative structures. The Bill is substantial and when Royal Assent is granted, it will set in law significant new governance structures for managing and improving the environment together with more specific measures on waste and resources, air quality, water and nature and biodiversity. In part, the proposals seek to fill the governance gap as the UK leaves the EU, however; measures are also included to tackle significant environmental challenges including the plastics crisis, biodiversity loss and air pollution.

IEMA’s ‘The Environment Bill: Background, content and passage through the UK Parliament’ provides an overview of the key elements of the Bill from the environmental governance gap arising from Brexit, to awaiting Royal Assent by the end of 2020 (we hope) and what happens next.

Download your copy HERE

Targets for Green Growth - setting the targets under the Environment Bill Event

We hosted an event in partnership with The Broadway Initiative to discuss the government's commitment to deliver “the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on earth” and the targets for green growth under the new Environment Bill. We were joined by Defra Secretary of State George Eustice, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change Chris Stark and IEMA’s CEO Sarah Mukherjee. You can watch the event HERE.

Targets for Green Growth - setting the targets under the Environment Bill Event

Environment Bill Webinar Series

Join this webinar with Eloise Scotford, Professor of Environmental Law at University College London and Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor at IEMA, to gain an understanding of underpinning environmental principles and the potential impact of their practical application in policy making. Book today!

The Environment Bill establishes the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) as a new ‘green watchdog’. Join this IEMA webinar to hear from leading legal experts on its advisory, scrutiny and enforcement powers and judge for yourself whether it’ll be a watchdog with teeth. Book today!