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Updated Feb 20, 2023

New government environmental targets come into force

New legally binding environmental targets published by the Government have come into force at the end of January 2023.

These targets come after three years of detailed consideration of scientific and economic evidence. They are a key part of achieving the Government's obligations under the Environment Act 2021, however the Government missed their own 31 October statutory deadline for the publication of the targets.

The new targets seek to protect the environment, clean up our air and rivers and boost nature, with specific targets being set in the areas of:

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