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Brexit poses many environmental law challenges

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 3, 2017

A taskforce of environmental lawyers in the United Kingdom gathered in London last month to discuss how to roll over environmental law after withdrawal from the European Union.

The United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and E3G, an independent climate-change think tank, held a press conference on 28 June to discuss the many challenges that environmental law will pose in the run-up to Brexit.

UKELA is the foremost body of environmental lawyers in the U.K., composed of 1,200 academics, barristers, solicitors, consultants, and judges involved in the practice, study, and formulation of environmental law across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. UKELA aims to promote better law for the environment and to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law.

During the press conference, UKELA outlined five “Brexit and Environmental Law” reports—the first in a series—that it... To get the full story, subscribe now.