Defra public consultation: Environment Act 2021 targets
On 16 March the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) launched a public consultation about its plans for new environmental targets under the Environment Act 2021. Defra is seeking views on its proposed targets, and the consultation is open until Wednesday 11 May.
The Environment Act 2021 required the government to set at least one long-term target in each of the following areas:
Additionally, targets will be set for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution and species abundance.
- Air quality
- Resource efficiency and waste reduction.