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
Currently protected by the EU’s Habitats Directive. Sandra Standbridge/Shutterstock

The UK needs a new independent body to protect the environment after Brexit

Maria Lee, Professor of Law and co-director of the Centre for Law and Environment, UCL For four decades, EU legislation ...

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8th November 2017
Clean Growth Strategy from BEIS webpage.

Is the Clean Growth Strategy Brexit-proof?

The Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy published the long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy last week, setting out the ways ...

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19th October 2017
Chemicals warning sign

Post-Brexit options for UK chemicals law

What may happen to UK chemicals policy post-Brexit? As a way of understanding why Brexit poses such challenges, I look ...

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6th October 2017

Who’s in charge here?

During the Brexit referendum campaign the cry of “take back control” was often heard but never followed up by clear ...

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2nd October 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
Hands exchanging euro and GBP

How will resources for the environment change post-Brexit?

Much has been said about the environmental consequences of Brexit, with the general admission being that Brexit will indeed be ...

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31st August 2017
A Welsh and English Bilingual recycling bin worded in both languages.

UK and Welsh waste policy after Brexit

While it is possible that UK policy will continue to track the progress made by EU-level policies for a circular ...

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18th August 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
European Flags in front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg

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