DEFRA is consulting on the draft Clean Air Strategy 2018. Consultation closes 14th August. The consultation covers each of the main themes of the strategy document: our understanding of the problem; protection of the nation’s health; protection of the environment; securing clean growth and innovation; reduction of emissions from transport; reduction of emissions from farming; reduction of emissions from industry; and leadership. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/environmental-quality/clean-air-strategy-consultation/
DEFRA and HM Treasury are consulting into whether red diesel for non-road mobile machinery discourages the purchase of cleaner alternatives. Consultation closes 24th July. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/airquality/non-road-mobile-machinery-and-red-diesel/.
DEFRA is consulting on the development of an Environmental Principles and Governance Bill. Consultation closes 2nd August. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/eu/environmental-principles-and-governance/ This new piece of legislation will create a statutory and independent environmental watchdog to hold government to account for, English, environmental ambitions and obligations after the UK leaves the EU. The consultation considers some of the key questions around how environmental principles should be embedded into law, public policy-making and delivery, and what functions and powers the new environmental watchdog should have to oversee environmental law and policy. It is set out in three parts:Part 1 – Environmental Principles Part 2 – Accountability for the Environment Part 3 – Overall Environmental Governance