Closure of DEFRA consultation on due diligence requirements for larger businesses to prevent forests and natural areas from being converted illegally into agricultural land.
December 2020 / early January 2021
In scope entities to include SECR reporting in annual reports for annual reports ending 31 December 2020. Read our briefing on SECR.
The European Commission is due to publish its "zero pollution action plan" (part of the EU Green Deal) during the course of 2021, with a view to promoting the protection of air, soil and water.
EU Conflict Minerals Regulation (which applies to importers of certain minerals) comes into force.
1 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
UK set to host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.
Deadline for the UK Government to set new air quality targets under the Environment Bill.