OEP warns several legally-binding nature restoration goals proposed by government 'lack sufficient urgency'
Policy decisions surrounding new coal mines, air passenger duty, and North Sea oil and gas are undermining the government's net zero agenda, think tank warns
Environmental Audit Committee welcomes government's plans to boost research, enforcement, and investment to help tackle water pollution
Draft Defra policy statement promises to embed the environment 'at the heart' of all policymaking on the same day as reports reveal key corporate sustainability rules have been delayed
The government has proposed 13 legally-binding targets for England covering water quality, air pollution, biodiversity, and waste - here they are in full
But long-term targets on water quality, air pollution, biodiversity, and waste prompt calls for greater ambition from environmental and business groups
Developers would need to ensure new buildings improve local biodiversity, or invest in nature-projects to offset impacts elsewhere
The biodiversity net-gain requirement is among the most important conservation policy initiatives of the last two decades, argues Environment Bank chairman and founder Professor David Hill CBE