Policy paper

25 Year Environment Plan

'A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment', sets out what we will do to improve the environment, within a generation.



Our environment plan sets out our goals for improving the environment, within a generation, and leaving it in a better state than we found it. It details how we in government will work with communities and businesses to do this. It sets out what we will be doing over the next 25 years.

Alongside the plan, we’ve published 3 detailed, technical annexes. We’ve also published the outcome indicator framework for this plan.

We published the first annual progress report in May 2019.

The Plan sits alongside two other important government strategies: our Industrial Strategy and our Clean Growth strategy.

Published 11 January 2018
Last updated 16 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added the measuring environmental change: outcome indicator framework for the 25 Year Environment Plan.

  2. Annex 3 updated to correct an error in the introduction (missing word).

  3. We've added an "at a glance" HTML summary of the targets in the plan.

  4. We have corrected a missing reference on page 41 of Annex 1, the supplementary evidence report

  5. First published.