The IEMA has published ‘The Environment Bill: Background, content and passage through the UK Parliament’.
The Environment Bill sets out a new environmental governance framework as the UK leaves the EU.
After Brexit, the UK will not follow the European Union’s environmental policy and legislative structures.
As a result of this, IEMA’s new document provides an overview of the key elements of the bill.
The bill covers the environmental governance gap which has arisen after Brexit, which is awaiting Royal Assent by the end of 2020. Furthermore, it also details what happens next.
When the Queen grants the bill, new environmental laws will come into place. It will cover specific measures on waste and resources, air quality, water and nature and biodiversity.
Essentially, the proposals within the bill aim to bridge gaps in the law after the UK leaves the EU. However, it also features measures to tackle major environmental challenges. For example, the plastics crisis, biodiversity loss and air pollution.
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