Consultation: Environment Act 2021 Environmental Targets

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m., 11th May 2022

Defra is seeking views on proposed new environmental targets under the Environment Act 2021. The Act requires that at least one target in each of four priority areas is set in: air, water, biodiversity, and resource efficiency and waste reduction. It also requires targets to be set for fine particulate matter and species abundance.

The consultation sets out the proposals for:

  • biodiversity on land and in the sea
  • water quality and availability
  • resource efficiency and waste reduction
  • air quality

These targets need to be laid as draft Statutory Instruments by 31 October 2022 and will come into force once approved by Parliament. 

For more information, and to respond, follow this link.

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