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5 Governance Principles for Making Environmental Law after Brexit

Maria Lee, Professor of Law and co-director of the Centre for Law and Environment, UCL Standards and policies set at EU ...

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4th January 2018
Storm Brewing over Westminster

What will Brexit mean for the climate? (Clue: it doesn’t look good)

Blog post authored by Michele Stua, University of Sussex and Ed Dearnley, University of Sussex With Brexit negotiations stuck on ...

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4th December 2017
European flag flying in front of an embassy in Dublin (c) Viviane Gravey

Brexit & Environment: taking the EU side into account

With the EU Withdrawal Bill entering Committee Stage this week, discussions on Brexit and environment turn inwards – asking how ...

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15th November 2017
Swiss Cow Grazing

The gilded green cage: Swiss agricultural policy and lessons for Brexit Britain

Switzerland sits outside the European Union (EU) and its’ much critiqued Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). From this position, Switzerland has ...

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19th September 2017
ECJ European Court of Justice

Who’s afraid of the ECJ? Let’s debate environmental governance

Among the many proposals in Michael Gove’s thoughtful speech on the environment, one received less attention that we think it ...

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14th September 2017
Cow in Donegal (V Gravey)

Having the agri-food cake and eating it ?

This week has seen the publications of two position papers from the UK government, on future customs arrangement and on ...

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17th August 2017
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A Principled Green Brexit?

European Union (EU) environmental policy is one of the Union’s success stories. The EU has enabled its Member States to ...

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2nd August 2017
Dangerous Chemicals sticker on door

Can Brexit truly bring a ‘better’ chemicals regulation?

On 20 July 2017, MP Mary Creagh asked Michael Gove to explain how chemicals will be regulated after Brexit. The ...

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31st July 2017
law books

Time for some experts?

Although during the EU referendum campaign some scepticism was expressed over the value of “experts”, there are times when specialist ...

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26th July 2017
Northern Irish countryside

Gove’s speech on ‘Green Brexit’: Response from the Brexit & Environment team

Twitter is alive with delighted but wary environmentalists who have attended Michael Gove’s speech today in which he declared his ...

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21st July 2017
Silver lining

The green withdrawal bill?

The first reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (formerly known as the Great Repeal Bill) saw calls for amendments ...

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21st July 2017

Post-Brexit agri-environment and fisheries policy in the UK – A new dawn?  

The EU has had a profound impact upon UK agriculture and fisheries policy. Brexit will lead to considerable change in ...

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3rd July 2017