Assurances for a post-Brexit Environment Act

The EI has joined other leading business, environmental, academic and professional groups to publish a shared view of how the UK Government's planned Environment Bill can help 'put sustainability at the heart of our economic model’ following departure from the European Union.

Published as part of the Broadway Initiative, the assurances set out the key elements needed for a clear and coherent Environment Act that gives society strategic predictability on the long-term pathway for the environment, providing the basis for private and public sector investment in environmental improvement. It will also enable all parts of government to work together better to ensure policies more coherently and consistently encourage good environmental management.

The Broadway Initiative brings together a cross section of the main stakeholders and nationally recognised experts to generate ideas and proposals for world leading arrangements to govern the environment after EU exit.

Broadway Convenor, Ed Lockhart said: ‘It's clear that to improve our environment in any fundamental way we need a legal framework that respects the long-term nature of environmental challenges and their solutions, and enables businesses to factor the environment into their plans and investments from the earliest stage. The Environment Bill is the moment to make sure that happens.’

Led by IEMA, other organisations involved include CBI, FSB, Society for the Environment, Energy UK and Water UK.

View the Assurances for a New Environment Act at www.iema.net/broadway/assurances-2019


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