Read: Mapping Post-Brexit Environmental Law

Read: Mapping Post-Brexit Environmental Law


An article has been published by Professor Colin Reid of Dundee University on the effect of Brexit on environmental governance across the UK.

The abstract states: “The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will not bring about immediate changes to the substance of environmental law in the UK, but that law will become easier to change. The future position is complicated by devolution within the UK, where differing policy objectives on continuing alignment with the EU and weaknesses in the inter-governmental structures are causing problems.

“Environmental principles are being given legal recognition and new structures for environmental governance being created for each nation. These include environmental watchdogs that go some of the way to making up for the loss of the oversight provided by the EU institutions.”

Mapping Post-Brexit Environmental Law is freely available here.

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