Environmental Governance Consultation Paper Inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry into government's consultation on Environmental Governance and Principles, seeks views on whether the proposals are capable of meeting the long-term ambitions set out in the recent 25 Year Environment Plan.  The CLA has expressed its views that the new body risks adding complexity, cost and bureaucracy to the detriment of environmental delivery.  There has been little analysis of how existing bodies can work more effectively together and the CLA has questioned why there has not been any consideration of a more fundamental consolidation of environmental governance roles as a means to achieve a more effective and efficient government body.

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