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Can Brexit bring a better way to protect the environment?

By Professor Richard Cowell, Cardiff University. This blog post was originally published on the Royal Town Planning Institute Blog. Faced ...

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11th September 2018

Environmental principles and governance: Brexit and Environment’s key messages

From 10 May to 2 August 2018, the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ran a public ...

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14th August 2018

What is the future of environmental governance in Northern Ireland?

By Ciara Brennan, Mary Dobbs, Viviane Gravey and Attracta Uí Bhroin, authors of a recent report on what Brexit means ...

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8th August 2018

UK under dangerous pressure to lower its sustainability commitments

It’s not surprising that the government’s recent white paper was controversial. “Taking back control” of UK regulation was one of ...

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2nd August 2018

In the absence of fines: The role of negotiation in the enforcement of environmental law

Much of the attention focusing on the post-Brexit environmental law has focused on the creation of a public authority able ...

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1st August 2018

Environmental principles as legal foundations of UK environmental policy: Bedrocks or minefields?

Environmental principles are now fundamental ideas in environmental law and policy across the world. In a variety of political contexts ...

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30th July 2018

Post-Brexit animal welfare policy: The case for an animal sentience principle

An on-going issue for post-Brexit environmental policy and animal welfare concerns whether and which environmental principles will apply in the ...

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20th July 2018

The Brexit White Paper: What does it mean for the environment?

Brexit sometimes feels like a roller coaster and last week gave us yet another tumultuous ride with resignations, a long-awaited ...

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17th July 2018

Scotland and Europe: The Scottish Government’s goals for post-Brexit environmental governance

Setting out a clear vision of what is being sought as the UK leaves the European Union has proved to ...

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16th July 2018

Could fines be the green watchdog’s sharpest teeth?

This blog post was originally published on the Green Alliance blog. The EU Withdrawal Bill has finally received Royal Assent. ...

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12th July 2018

A new post-Brexit environmental watchdog: The importance of context

One of the few Brexit-related issue on which a certain level of consensus seems to be emerging is the need ...

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10th July 2018
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Heathrow: The Brexit expansion?

Building a third runway at Heathrow is once again back in the news after the House of Commons voted to ...

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26th June 2018