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2024 Elections: Are UK Political Parties Ready for the Environmental Challenge?

In the run-up to the 2024 UK general elections, the political landscape is buzzing with promises, pledges, and plans. Among ...

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3rd July 2024

Finck in the Supreme Court and thinking about legal stock

With Finch, the UK Supreme Court has handed down an important, welcome decision on integrating climate into decision-making processes for fossil fuel ...

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28th June 2024

European Parliament Elections 2024: Prospects for the Environment?

It might seem strange on a site dedicated to Brexit and the Environment to have a blog on the European ...

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29th May 2024
set of disposable vapes

Inter-governmental Relations: Clearing the smoke or stuck in the glue?  

Recent developments on two topics are telling different stories on how inter-governmental relations within the UK are evolving in the ...

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15th May 2024
Welsh flags flown in front of the Senedd in Cardiff, in 2009

Third time the charm? Comparing the Welsh approach to environmental principles with the rest of the UK

Whether we will see divergence or convergence in areas of devolved competence after Brexit has been a recurring question since ...

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11th April 2024
Interior shot of Senedd Cymru

The long way to a ‘principled’ Brexit in Wales: from the 2020 Task Group to the 2024 Consultation

A different approach, a sense of superiority, and uncertainty as to what the new regime would mean can all explain ...

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11th April 2024
Three very good dogs are pictured - Lucy, Newton and Blue

Late mover advantage? Designing a post-Brexit environmental watchdog for Wales 

Brexit opened environmental governance gaps in the UK. During the UK’s membership of the EU, many practical environmental governance functions, ...

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8th April 2024
Rainbow over the Lagan in Belfast

The NI Assembly and Executive are back – what next for the NI environment?

After missing for two years, the Assembly and the Executive, especially the Minister in the Department for Agriculture, Environment and ...

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7th February 2024
People hold placards at Save our Lough demonstration in Belfast in October 2023

What is the death of Lough Neagh an example of?

Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the UK and Ireland is dying. Eutrophication and ensuing wide-spread cyanobacteria bloom have ...

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28th November 2023
Lucy the border collie has strong ideas about environmental governance, while lounging in the grass

NI Environmental Governance according to the OEP

For centuries, scholars interested in Gnostic thought could only get their hands on critiques (indeed, very harsh critiques) of Gnosticism, ...

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22nd November 2023

Green Goals or Fossil Fuel Frenzy? Unpacking the UK’s Energy Future

In the wake of the Prime Minister’s recent announcement granting numerous new oil and gas licenses, the UK’s post-Brexit energy ...

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10th August 2023

Taking stock of environmental governance in the UK, seven years on from the EU referendum

It has been seven years since the EU referendum and three and a half years since Brexit ‘proper’. This timeframe ...

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31st July 2023