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The Environment Bill continued its journey through parliament this week, reaching report stage in the House of Lords - with several important amendments that the LI has been calling for. Among the key amendments the House of Lords has approved are: • To declare a climate and biodiversity emergency, domestically and globally. • To prioritise soil health and quality. • For air quality targets to follow World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, with a 2030 deadline. • To introduce plastic pollution and single-use product reduction targets. • To set environmental targets to halt the biodiversity decline. • To ensure the government has a duty to meet interim targets relating to environmental strategy. • To remove exceptions for armed forces, defence policy, tax, spending and resources to have due regard to the policy statement on environmental principles. • To ensure the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP) is as independent as possible. • To remove restrictions on the discretion of the court to grant a remedy where the court finds there to be a breach of environmental law. The government will now consider and respond to these important changes. Track the Bill's progress through parliament