Supply chains, Scottish Standards and Angelsharks: August 2020 Policy News
Plans to clamp down on illegal deforestation and protect rainforests have been published by the government on 25 August (summarised here), as it consults on a world-leading new law to clean up the UK’s supply chains. The consultation is seeking views from all, and closes on 5th October.
The UK Marine Strategy made up of Parts One, Two and Three (the Strategy) sets out a comprehensive framework for assessing, monitoring and taking action across our seas to achieve the UK’s shared vision for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse seas. Defra has opened a 12-week consultation seeking views on the updated marine monitoring programmes, which closes on 17th November.
As part of England’s landmark Environment Bill, on Wednesday 19 August, Defra published its Target Policy Paper setting out the key legally binding targets which will underpin our environmental commitments and vision set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan.
Natural Resources Wales have launched a five-year action plan to help safeguard Angelsharks, one of the world’s rarest shark species, which can still be found around the Welsh coastline. The Wales Angelshark Action Plan has been developed in response to the limited understanding of the ecology and status of the Critically Endangered Angelsharks in Wales and sets out priority actions to safeguard this protected species.