The Government is currently running a consultation on the UK’s environmental targets, which has been extended until June 27th.
They are seeking the country’s views to help shape the first set of Environment Act 2021 targets.
The Act requires that at least one target in each of four priority areas is set in: air, water, biodiversity, and resource efficiency and waste reduction. It also requires targets to be set for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and species abundance.
These targets need to be laid as draft Statutory Instruments by 31 October 2022 and will come into force once approved by Parliament.
All interested residents can complete the consultation. We particularly welcome contributions from environmental and health experts.
To find out more and read the relevant evidence reports and impact assessments that accompany the consultation, visit this page.
The link to the online consultation is here.