Defra calling to aid environmental protection
Views from the public and other interested parties will inform the upcoming White Paper, which is due to be published next spring.
The White Paper aims to set out plans for a “more systematic and strategic approach” that brings together input from a wide range of participants in line with the coalition government’s Big Society approach.
Protecting the environment and enhancing biodiversity is one of Defra’s top three priorities, and the government believes that communities, businesses, civil society organizations and local authorities have a bigger role to play in setting the agenda.
Anyone with an interest in the White Paper is invited to contribute comments and other submissions by 30 October 2010. Defra will publish a summary of responses shortly thereafter.
Paul Lincoln, the Institute’s Director of Policy and Communications, said: “The LI is delighted to take part in this important consultation. In order to ensure the widest possible response from members, we will be contacting them over the next few weeks to discuss the questions raised in more detail.”
LI members who are interested in commenting on the White Paper should contact Stephen Russell