Environmental laws and government strategy and policy have 'not yet proved successful' in slowing down, halting or reversing biodiversity decline, new regulatory body warns
MPs in Public Accounts Committee have urged government to 'move on from aspirational words' and start 'taking the hard decisions'
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
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