U.K. Government Seeks Legally Binding Environmental Targets

U.K. Government Seeks Legally Binding Environmental Targets


The government has today offered a further glimpse of its plans to develop new legally-binding targets for waste and resources, air pollution, biodiversity and water quality in the UK, promising a “robust, evidence-led process” for setting the goals in statute by the end of October 2022.

At least one “strong and meaningful” long-term target for the mid-late 2030s is to be set in each of these four green priority areas, backed by interim non-legally binding goals to measure progress every five years, said the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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