Why Dynamic Alignment is Alive and Well: The story of lead shot and wetlands

Whether UK and EU negotiators would agree to include dynamic alignment in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) has ...

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22nd January 2021

Envisaging the Future of Environmental Governance in Wales: The role of the Environmental Governance Stakeholder Task Group

In November 2020, the Welsh Government finally conveyed some further information relating to its arrangements for environmental governance in Wales ...

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11th January 2021

Principles, Watchdog, Strategy and Dynamic Alignment: The new environmental governance arrangements in Scotland

In the week before Christmas, while many people’s thoughts were on what would emerge from the tireless work of the ...

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7th January 2021

The Internal Market Bill: Why negative integration is causing such negative feelings

The UK’s Internal Market Bill, published in early September, has caused a stir right across the UK and in Brussels ...

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16th October 2020
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Integrating planning and environment, post-Brexit: Virtuous circle or downward spiral?

As the UK leaves the EU, we ask whether the planning system will retain an important role in supporting environmental ...

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1st September 2020

United against Diversity? The UK Internal Market and environmental ambition

What will the Internal Market, as set out in the White Paper, mean for the UK environment? While our first ...

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22nd July 2020
Image from the Government's UK Internal Market White Paper

Towards an Ever Closer Union?

The slogan “taking back control” always begged the question of who would eventually wield such control: – central government in ...

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21st July 2020

Fake Newts! Should Environmental Impact Assessment be under threat?

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is being touted for significant reform in the UK, and Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic have ...

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17th July 2020

Watchdogs Compared – and Reviewed?: Post-Brexit environmental governance across the UK (Part 2)

A key element in filling the post-Brexit environmental governance gap is the establishment of new environmental watchdogs that can go ...

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16th July 2020

Environmental Principles Take Root: Post-Brexit environmental governance across the UK (Part 1)

In the first of two blogs, the new status of environmental principles across the UK is considered as progress is ...

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14th July 2020
Scottish Parliament by Colin Reid

Environmental principles, governance and alignment in Scotland: The new Continuity Bill

The Scottish Government has now published its eagerly anticipated proposals for environmental principles and governance in Scotland in the UK ...

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24th June 2020

Chlorinated chickens cluck again.

This blog post was first published by The UK in a Changing Europe on the 10th June 2020. The UK’s ...

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15th June 2020