Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit

6 August 2018

Defra have consulted on the development of an Environmental Principles and Governance Bill.

This new piece of legislation will mark the creation of a new, statutory and independent environmental watchdog to hold government to account on environmental ambitions and obligations once we have left the EU. This new body will work alongside a new policy statement setting out the environmental principles that will guide successful and sustainable policy-making, marking the beginning of a new era for our environment.

Read Confor’s response here.