“Our landmark Environment Bill leads a green transformation that will help our country to thrive. It positions the UK as a world leader on improving air quality, environmental biodiversity, a more circular economy, and managing our precious water resources in a changing climate.”
Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2019-2020
On 15 October 2019, the UK government has announced a new Environmental Bill. The bill is designed to address the biggest climate and environmental challenges post-Brexit and will help to cut greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050. To achieve this objective, the bill foresees measures to fight pollution, restore and protect the natural habitat, transform the waste management system and protect water resources.
The forthcoming policy initiatives shall help to deliver the government’s commitment to a “Green Brexit”. Indeed, the government wishes to maximise the opportunities created by leaving the European Union and the European legislative framework on environmental policy. EU regulations will be replaced by a new system which is tailored specifically to the UK context.
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