4th January 2017
The House of Common’s Environmental Audit Committee today published its report expressing its concerns that unless Government introduces a new Environmental Protection Act during Article 50 negotiations, the quality of the UK’s environment will be under threat.
The Land Trust submitted written evidence into the inquiry last year, emphasising that any financial incentives and protection measures should be focused on sustainable land management. This would help to restore and improve the natural environment, which provides so many important services and benefits to society, including flood protection, food production and biodiversity.
The Land Trust welcomes the committee’s report, particularly its recognition of the manifesto commitment to “be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than it found it”.
To help achieve this, recommendations include:
For further details and to see the recommendations in full, visit: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-committee/news-parliament-2015/natural-environment-after-eu-report-published-16-17/
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