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.



In 2018 the 25 Year Environment Plan (25YEP) set out our goals for improving the environment, within a generation, and leaving it in a better state than we found it. It details how government will work with communities and businesses to do this.

The Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP) 2023 for England is our first revision of the 25 Year Environment Plan. It builds on the 25YEP vision to set out how we will deliver each of our environmental goals.

We published the fourth annual progress report in July 2022.

Published 11 January 2018
Last updated 17 February 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated the 'Details' section to link to the Environmental Improvement Plan 2023.

  2. We've added a link to the Outcome Indicator Framework for this plan, which is also available as an interactive dashboard.

  3. Added the measuring environmental change: outcome indicator framework for the 25 Year Environment Plan.

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

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

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

  7. First published.