IEMA shines spotlight on the top five policy opportunities for 2017

This year promises to be critical for environment and sustainability policy, with the early part marked by a series of important changes.

Principal among these is the triggering of article 50, which should happen before the end of March and will begin the UK’s departure from the EU.

Chief policy advisor Martin Baxter said policy activity is likely to focus on a long-term strategy, which will ‘lock in the direction of travel’ for many years. ‘Getting it right and maintaining momentum will be a challenge in the face of short-term competing demands,’ he warned.

‘It is essential that we grasp the opportunity to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, ...

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