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Environment Bill – Seizing the Opportunity

11 February 2020   (0 Comments)


Broadway Initiative publishes 5 targeted amendments to turn a good Bill into one that’s world-leading.

The Environment Bill could be a major enabler of improved quality of life and prosperity as we leave the EU, setting the policy framework for doing good business in a way that makes our towns, cities and countryside cleaner, greener and more productive.

SocEnv and our Licensed Member IEMA, working collaboratively with other organisations across business sectors through the Broadway Initiative to support a coherent long term framework for the environment alongside the Climate Change Act, have identified a small number of targeted changes that would significantly increase the ability of businesses and local communities to make systemic improvements in our environment.

Commenting on the publication of “The Environment Bill – Seizing the Opportunity” - to which SocEnv and IEMA were signatories - IEMA’s Chief Policy Advisor said:

“The business community has a critical role to play in meeting our shared commitments to reduce carbon emissions to 'net zero' and to leave our environment in a better state. The targeted amendments to the Environment Bill would give businesses the right policy framework to invest for the long-term and make significant contributions to improving the natural environment and tacking the climate crisis”.


The full news item - including detail of the five areas targeted for improvement - can be accessed via the IEMA website


The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) are a professional body licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status 


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