consultation environmental principles

Consultation launched on environmental principles

A consultation on the Draft Policy Statement on Environmental Principles has been launched and will close on the 2nd June 2021.

The landmark Environment Bill will create a duty on ministers to have due regard to the policy statement on environmental principles when making policy.

This legally binding statement will see the UK government commit to five environmental principles to guide its work and ensure considerations for the environment remain central to policy making.

The policy statement will make sure ministers know how to interpret and proportionately apply these principles across government policy. In addition, it will guide ministers towards opportunities to prevent environmental damage whilst supporting innovation and sustainable development.

In turn, this will help the government achieve its goal to deliver the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on earth.

Please provide your views here: Consultation on the Draft Policy Statement on Environmental Principles – Defra – Citizen Space