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What’s in store for the Precautionary Principle?

Right now, the fate of the EU’s environmental principles in this country after Brexit is being debated by the House ...

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20th November 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Green Gove woos environment sector: but what about devolution?

Despite a House of Lords report published last week warning that the impact of Brexit on the UK’s devolution settlements ...

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24th July 2017
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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