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Environment Secretary promises to consult on new scrutiny body

Environment Secretary promises to consult on new scrutiny body

12 Nov 2017

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has announced plans to consult on a new, independent body for environmental standards.

CIEEM, in its Brexit engagement activities, has been calling for an independent scrutiny body and welcomes this announcement. We believe that the UK Government should:

  • Introduce a new Environment Act, envisioned jointly by all countries of the UK, to provide the legislative framework for a new, bold, shared ambition for the environment.
  • Transform land and marine management policies by using ‘biodiversity net gain’ as the driver to halt biodiversity loss and rebuild our stocks of natural capital.
  • Establish a new, independent scrutiny body – OfEnv – to provide appropriate enforcement of environmental legislation after we leave the EU.

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