Guardian: Ministers face showdowns on post-Brexit green bill weeks before Cop26 Peers’ challenge to government may see it arguing for lower environmental standards at home while hosting global summit. Ministers are facing a fortnight of showdowns with peers over weak post-Brexit green protections just weeks before the Cop26 summit on the environment. An alliance of crossbench […]

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Government have made a number of changes to the Environment Bill prompted by collaborative campaign by the Wildlife groups. Defra:  Landmark Environment Bill strengthened to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 New strengthened Government commitments to protect the environment for future generations made today in landmark Environment Bill amendments. The Government has strengthened its commitment to […]

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Biodiversity 3.0 metric launched in new sustainable development toolkit Natural England unveils the Biodiversity Metric 3.0 to help developments achieve biodiversity net gain and give back to nature. Natural England (NE) has launched three new tools to help developers measure biodiversity net gain and ensure new developments are “nature positive”. Where a development has an […]

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The long pause in the Environment Bill has prompted more ideas for what might be included and several of these have been incorporated into the Bill – notably on sewage pollution from storm overflows and state of nature targets for wildlife. Defra Environment Bill continues through Parliament ‘New amendments will include legally-binding 2030 species target […]

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