UCL European Institute


The Next Generation of Environmental Law

20 March 2019


The next generation of environmental law: Environmental accountability and beyond in the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill


In the face of Brexit, the foundations of the next generation of environmental law are being laboriously constructed. A framework to provide for the survival of the environmental accountability of public authorities (who in turn hold private operators to account) is a crucial part of the future of environmental law, and the focus of this briefing.

EU law provides a number of mechanisms to enhance the accountability of Member State governments for their environmental obligations. This briefing focuses on the future of government accountability within environmental law.

This is a UCL European Institute Brexit Insights Paper


Maria Lee - Professor of Law at the UCL Faculty of Laws and co-director of the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment

Read the paper (pdf)