Green groups continue to sound alarm bells over the government’s post-Brexit environmental regulation regime, with just a matter of months until the transition period ends and the UK faces a no-deal cliff-edge exit from the trading bloc at the end of December, which could prove significantly damaging for the green economy and environmental regulatory oversight. The Greener UK coalition of 13 environmental groups campaigning for a ‘green Brexit’ warned in June that unless major efforts were made to strengthen regulations and the enforcement powers of the proposed OEP, the Britain’s environmental safeguards were “likely to be weaker” from 2021.
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The Government will set binding long-term targets to crack down on air and water pollution, as part of plans to reverse declines in UK nature. The Environment Bill, which set outs the UK’s post-Brexit plans for nature, will include legally binding targets for cleaner air, cleaner water, less waste and more biodiversity, Environment Secretary George Eustice announced today.
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