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

By Professor Eloise Scotford, University College London. Environmental principles are now fundamental ideas in environmental law and policy across the ...

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30th July 2018

Taking back and sharing control? Brexit and the common environmental frameworks

By Dr Viviane Gravey, Queen's University Belfast & Professor Colin Reid, University of Dundee. Debates about Whitehall ‘grabbing’ power from ...

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12th March 2018

Six questions about common frameworks

By Professor Colin Reid, University of Dundee. Environmental challenges do not fit neatly within the geographical and political boundaries that ...

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21st February 2018
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What is 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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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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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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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
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The green withdrawal bill?

The first reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (formerly known as the Great Repeal Bill) saw calls for amendments ...

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21st July 2017