30 January 2020
The Environment Bill is set to be reintroduced to Parliament today.
Richard Benwell, CEO of Wildlife and Countryside Link commented: ‘A truly transformative bill is a rare species. The Environment Bill is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to save nature, but only if it is strengthened. The Government should commit to setting comprehensive targets for nature and binding plans capable of delivering them, with local strategies that genuinely influence planning and spending decisions. Get this right, and a bill with great potential could inspire action for nature around the world. Otherwise, it might turn out to be just another common-or-garden law after all.’
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