Landmark legislation passes into law, but concerns remain over how new Environmental Land Management System will be enacted
National Audit Office report urges government to shore-up its plans to protect and enhance the environment
Natural Capital Committee again warns there has been virtually no zero progress against the government's own biodiversity, water, air, and soil quality goals
Defra promises 'robust, evidence led process' to set in statute air, water, waste and biodiversity targets by the end of October 2022
Fraction of budget spent on soils in England despite importance for combatting floods and boosting food security, Sustainable Soils Alliance warns
Natural Capital Committee gives scathing assessment of UK progress on environmental goals and calls for stronger green governance after Brexit
Ambitious legislation is needed to prevent failure of 25 Year Environment Plan, waste industry warns
Defra releases review of its long-term environmental targets which it claims show 90 per cent of actions are on course, but green groups have offered a lukewarm response
Respected environmental campaigner to take up role at independent advisory body, as questions over budget cuts and post-Brexit position continue
Letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove calls for pause on green policy consultations in view of Brexit planning chaos
'Substantive action is now very urgent' if government is to meet natural environment pledge, declares independent advisory body
Government's 'Year of Green Action' aims to boost environmental action and awareness among Britons
Coalition of green groups calls for legally binding targets, mandated progress reports, and green trading arrangements to provide backbone of new flagship legislation
Ban could be in place in just 12 months - but is it a win-win for the environment and businesses?
Environmental Audit Committee warns 25 Year Plan for Environment 'lacks detail' on how crucial green targets will be met
Theresa May was at pains yesterday to stress the government will deliver high environmental standards post-Brexit - but the fear remains her welcome pledges could dissolve with her authority
Robertsbridge's Charles Secrett takes a tour d'horizon across the UK's green economy, and asks if mainstream businesses are ready for the disruption ahead
Environment Secretary says government commitment to improving environment means leaving 'the statute book in a better state than we inherited it'
Co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley use Spring conference speech to dismiss 25 Year Environment Plan as 'desperately disappointing'
Chair of Environmental Audit Committee Mary Creagh writes to Chancellor Philip Hammond to ask where is the government's promised call for evidence on proposed plastic tax?
Producer responsibility schemes would jump-start the circular economy in the UK, argues Nick Oettinger from The Furniture Recyling Group
EEF's Roz Bulleid argues that despite reams of new government strategy papers on environmental and green business issues, some important details remain unresolved
Scottish government issues challenge to Michael Gove: 'Let's work together to fast-track plastic waste crackdown'
Inspired by popularity of hashtag #naystrawatall, Scottish government is investigating whether it can impose a national ban on plastic straws
Latest 'Brexit Risk Tracker' analysis suggests all main areas of environmental policy still under medium or high risk of weaker standards after UK leaves the EU