Consultation on the Draft Policy Statement on Environmental Principles

Closes 2 Jun 2021

Opened 10 Mar 2021

Overview

The landmark Environment Bill will create a duty on Ministers of the Crown to have due regard to the policy statement on environmental principles when making policy. This legally binding statement will see five environmental principles committed to by the UK Government to guide its work and ensure considerations for the environment remain central to policy making. The policy statement will ensure that ministers understand how to interpret and proportionately apply these principles across government policy, and will guide ministers towards opportunities to prevent environmental damage whilst supporting innovation and sustainable development. This will help to deliver the government’s intention to deliver the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on earth.

Why we are consulting

The government is consulting on the draft policy statement on environmental principles which sets out how those five internationally recognised environmental principles should be interpreted and proportionately applied.

Please provide your views

Audiences

  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • All Marine Users
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Coastal Members of Parliament
  • Coastal local authorities
  • National Park Authorities
  • Recreation sector
  • Coastal Management sector
  • Aggregates sector
  • Energy sector
  • Industries and professional services
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and Estuaries
  • Water/water Industry sector
  • IFCAs
  • Water Abstractors
  • Environmental professional services
  • House Building Industry
  • Legal and Conveyancing Professions
  • Households
  • Local Authorities
  • Waste Producers and Handlers
  • Business/Private Sector
  • Policy Teams
  • Transport Organisations
  • Local Authorities
  • WEEE Treatment Facilities
  • Waste Management Companies
  • Electrical re-use organisations
  • All Defra staff and ALBs
  • Farmers
  • Fishermen
  • SME businesses
  • Energy suppliers
  • Water suppliers
  • Leisure industry
  • Tourism industry
  • Insurance industry
  • Horticulture Industry
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Professional and Membership Organisations/Agencies
  • Public Bodies
  • Consultants

Interests

  • Natural environment
  • Local nature partnerships
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Green infrastructure
  • Ecosystems services
  • Green economy
  • Sustainable development
  • National Adaptation Programme
  • Flooding
  • Marine
  • Marine Conservation Zones
  • Marine licensing
  • Waste and recycling
  • Water quality
  • Air quality
  • Water Bill
  • Water conservation
  • Bathing waters
  • Sewerage
  • Air pollution
  • Ozone
  • Chemicals and pesticides
  • Noise
  • Local environments
  • Aarhus Convention
  • Pollution Sector
  • Conservation
  • Water Abstraction
  • House Building and Planning
  • Construction
  • Water Act
  • Marine Conservation
  • Consultations
  • Impact Assessments
  • DEFRA Policy
  • Water Industry licencing
  • Policy and Delivery
  • Poultry industry
  • Dairy industry
  • Wine industry
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Poultry
  • Sheep and goats
  • Marine fisheries
  • Farm management
  • Cross compliance
  • Nitrates and watercourses
  • Meat Industry
  • National Parks
  • Conservation
  • Industry organisations representing tenant farmers and landlords
  • Solicitors specialising in agricultural law
  • Wildlife management
  • Protecting wildlife