Monday 6 November 2023
By Appellant’s Notice filed on 13 December 2022, the claimant below appeals the order of Mrs Justice Lang dated 6 December 2022 refusing permission to apply for Judicial Review. Upon hearing the permission to appeal application, the Court of Appeal granted permission for Judicial Review and retained it in the Court of Appeal.
The Appellant challenges the Respondent’s decision of 13 June 2022 to adopt the ‘Government Food Strategy’ (‘the Strategy’).
Section 13 of the Climate Change Act 2008 (‘the 2008 Act’) requires the Respondent to ‘prepare such proposals and policies’ as he ‘considers will enable the carbon budgets that have been set under this Act to be met’, ‘with a view to meeting’ various targets. They must, ‘taken as a whole, be such as to contribute to sustainable development’. The Secretary of State may, in preparing them, take into account ‘the proposals and policies the Secretary of State considers may be prepared by other national authorities’.