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The future for environmental standards and next steps for the Office for Environmental Protection

Morning, Wednesday, 7th September 2022


This conference will examine the future for environmental standards and next steps for the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP).


It takes place in the context of the OEP consultation on its draft strategy and enforcement policy, as well as the implementation of the Environment Act and the Government’s review of the 25 Year Environment Plan.


Areas for discussion include:

  • OEP priorities - the first strategy - the enforcement policy - engagement with key stakeholders - guidance in sustainability and ecosystem services
  • OEP implementation - the Environment Act - independence - setting and enforcement of standards - securing accountability - monitoring progress - coordination with wider policy
  • regulation - priorities - frameworks for the future and their design - engagement with stakeholders - opportunities for the UK to lead internationally
  • environmental standards - building back greener - scope, ambition and timescales - priorities for protection, conservation, restoration and ecosystem regeneration
  • environmental stewardship - priorities for addressing long-term challenges - conserving biodiversity - adapting to climate threats - sustainable conduct around ecosystem service use
  • policy - the 25 Year Environment Plan review - environmental principle scope and targets - transparency and accountability - development of legally binding measures - interim milestones

We are very pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Rebecca Pow MP, Minister for Nature Recovery and the Domestic Environment, Defra; Dame Glenys Stacey, Chair, Office for Environmental Protection; and Alan Law, Deputy Chief Executive, Natural England.



Keynote Speakers

Rebecca Pow MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Nature Recovery and the Domestic Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Alan Law

Deputy Chief Executive, Natural England

Keynote Speakers

Dame Glenys Stacey

Chair, Office for Environmental Protection

Rebecca Pow MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Nature Recovery and the Domestic Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Alan Law

Deputy Chief Executive, Natural England

Chairs

Deidre Brock MP

Shadow SNP Spokesperson, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Water Group

Speakers

Michael Barlow

Partner, Burges Salmon

Daniel Johns

Managing Director, Water Resources East

Debbie Tripley

Director of Environmental Advocacy and Policy, WWF

Dr Diane Mitchell

Chief Environment Adviser, National Farmers Union

Dr Mónica Rivas Casado

Reader in Environmental Systems Engineering and Environment Programme Director, Centre for Environmental and Agricultural Informatics, Cranfield University

Sarah Mukherjee

Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

Ece Ozdemiroglu

Founding Director, Eftec

Professor Aleksandra Cavoski

Professor of Environmental Law, University of Birmingham