Professionals call on next government to uphold environmental standards

IEMA members want the next government to ensure the implementation and enforcement of environmental standards once the UK leaves the EU.

In a poll of members last week ahead of the general election on 8 June, 97% agreed that the government should prioritise resolving the environmental and health effects linked to air pollution.

Almost half (45%) of the 669 members who responded said curbing air pollution was so important it should be considered a cross-departmental priority led by the prime minister.

Some 96% of respondents ...

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