Lexis®PSL Environment Newscast—January 2018

Lexis®PSL Environment Newscast—January 2018

25 Year Environment Plan, New Independent Environment Body and the Clean Growth Strategy

Welcome to the first edition of our monthly environmental law newscast produced in partnership with Christopher Badger, Barrister, 6 Pump Court.

In this bulletin, we consider some of the key legal developments that are likely to have a significant impact on the environmental law field for 2018, including:

  • the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) 25 Year Environment Plan;
  • Defra’s plans for a new independent environment body; and
  • the Committee on Climate Change’s response to the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy.


25 Year Environment Plan—tune in from 0:28 secs

Defra finally published its 25 Year Environment Plan on 11 January 2018. The plan is split into six chapters:

  • Using and managing land sustainably;
  • Recovering nature and enhancing the beauty of landscapes;
  • Connecting people with the environment to improve health and wellbeing;
  • Increasing resource efficiency and reducing pollution and waste;
  • Securing clean, productive and biologically diverse seas and oceans; and
  • Protecting and improving the global environment.

In this newscast, Christopher explains how each chapter is underpinned by the concept of ‘natural cap

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