Reports and publications
Interim OEP consultation response on amending the Civil Procedure Rules to establish environmental review13.08.2021
The Interim OEP has responded to Defra’s consultation on amending the Civil Procedure Rules to allow for environmental review.
Second Complaint Report of the Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat15.07.2021
Report of complaints received by the Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021.
Governance Framework of the Interim OEP15.07.2021
The Interim OEP Board has agreed its Governance Framework, which sets out how it will work to high standards of corporate governance and how it will make its decisions. It adopted this Governance Framework in July 2021.
Terms of Reference for the Interim OEP07.07.2021
Terms of Reference to set up the Interim Office for Environmental Protection have been agreed between the Chair, Dame Glenys Stacey, and senior officials at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Advice on the draft environmental principles policy statement06.07.2021
The Interim Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has provided advice on Defra's draft environmental principles policy statement, following a request from Environment Minister Rebecca Pow.
IEGS Complaint Report 1 January – 31 March 202101.04.2021
From 1 January 2021, the Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat (IEGS) has received complaints about suspected failures, by public authorities, to comply with environmental law.
The Green Book guidance: embedding natural capital into public policy appraisal30.11.2020
This 2020 paper sets out the NCC’s advice to government on Green Book guidance. It considered how to include natural capital, ecosystem services and the value of these into policy appraisals.
Natural Capital Committee end of term report02.11.2020
This is the final report published by the Natural Capital Committee before it closes at the end of November 2020. It records all the work the Committee undertook over its 2 terms (2012 – 2020).
Final response to the 25 Year Environment Plan progress report30.10.2020
This report, published in October 2020, sets out the NCC’s natural capital asset-based framework for assessing progress against the 25 Year Environment Plan. It shows how to apply this framework to independently scrutinise progress, laying the foundation for the OEP to undertake this role from 2021.This report also highlights the priority areas the government should focus on to reverse declines in our natural assets.