Policy paper

Environment Bill 2020

Documents related to the 2020 Environment Bill. The Bill will bring into UK law environmental protections and recovery.



This statement sets out how the Environment Bill will put the environment at the centre of policy making. It will make sure that we have a cleaner, greener and more resilient country for the next generation.

It includes details on:

  • creating a new governance framework for the environment
  • a new direction for resources and waste management
  • improving air quality
  • securing our water services
  • enhancing our green spaces
  • updating laws on chemicals (REACH)
Published 30 January 2020