31 January 2023
by Alex Brinded

UK Government deemed to have 'fallen far short' in its own 25-year environment plan

Of 23 environmental targets for England assessed by the Office for Environmental Protection, none were found to be on track.

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The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has independently assessed the UK Government's progress in improving the natural environment in accordance with its Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP) for England in 2021/2022.

They also looked at 32 trends across the natural environment and found nine to be improving, while 11 were concluded to be static and eight to be deteriorating.

While OEP Chair Dame Glenys Stacey said that progess had fallen far short she added, 'But there is clear opportunity to change course. At the end of this month Government is due to publish a refreshed EIP. This is a key opportunity to make meaningful cross-government plans to protect, restore and improve the environment, with a true focus on delivery.'


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Alex Brinded

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