A green future: our 25 year plan to improve the environment; the good, the bad, and the non-committal.
The 25 Year Environment Plan set out by the Government on 11 January 2018 has been met with a mixed response by the environmental community. Its scope and ambition have been praised, both in terms of breath of issues the Plan covers and the ability for long term planning provided by the 25 year timeframe. This has set the Plan apart from previous environmental policies however, concerns have been raised that, in many instances, it does not go far enough and lacks legislative clout. This paper highlights the best, worst, and least certain aspects of the Plan, particularly relating to those issues members might find interesting. Some of the key issues for the ecological community and key actions the Plan aims to deliver in 2018 are highlighted.