Greener UK is a coalition of 12 major environmental organisations, with a combined public membership of over 8 million. The coalition came together to ensure that environmental protections are maintained and enhanced during the Brexit process, particularly through ambitious domestic legislation, and during the negotiations with the EU and on other trade agreements.
The passage of the Environment Act was a key focus for Greener UK’s work. Having campaigned for legislation to fill the governance gap that arose following the UK’s exit from the EU, Greener UK then successfully pushed for it to include a high level of ambition, a strong enforcement framework and legally binding targets, amongst other improvements. This work ran alongside campaigns on several other pieces of post-Brexit legislation including the Agriculture, Fisheries and Trade Acts.
The Environment Act received Royal Assent an exceptional 1056 days after the draft Environment Bill was published, during which time the Greener UK coalition scrutinised the government and campaigned for an independent and robust environment watchdog (the Office for Environmental Protection).
For the latest information, see the Greener UK website.