RISKY PRINCIPLES

RISKY PRINCIPLES

THE GOVERNMENT’S ‘ENVIRONMENTAL PRINCIPLES’ The UK Government recently carried out a consultation on its Statement of Environmental Principles. The Statement will have legal status through being referred to in the Environment Bill (Clauses 15, 16, & 17), still slowly making its way through Parliament and now in the House of Lords. This Bill is supposed…

Environment Bill – Suggested amendments (June 2020)

Environment Bill – Suggested amendments (June 2020)

CLAUSE 16 Environmental principles (5) In this Part “environmental principles” means the following principles— Add “(f) the principle that policies and decisions should take into account the interests of members of future generations.” CLAUSE 18 Policy statement on environmental principles: effect (1)A Minister of the Crown must, when making policy, have due regard to thepolicy…