The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.
For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law, and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.
The 2020 climate and energy package sets three key targets for the year 2020
20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels, with an objective of a 30% reduction by 2020 subject to the conclusion of a comprehensive international climate change agreement
20% of EU energy from renewables
20% improvement in energy efficiency
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