UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Maria Lee and Richard Macrory give evidence to the House of Lords

20 February 2017

The House of Lords European Union Committee published its report “Brexit: environment and climate change” on February 14

The wide-ranging report gives a valuable overview of policy and legal challenges that will emerge over the next few years. It notes:

‘Policy stability will be critical during the process of, and in the immediate aftermath of, withdrawing from the EU to avoid the emergence of legislative gaps and avoidable uncertainties in the sphere of environmental protection. Once the UK has withdrawn from the EU, environment legislation and policy will be more vulnerable to short term and less predictable changes at a domestic level.’

Professor Maria Lee, Vice Dean (Programme Planning and Development), Professor of Law at UCL Faculty of Laws and director of the UCL Centre for Law and Environment, and Professor Richard Macrory CBE, Professor of Environmental Law at UCL Laws, gave oral evidence to the Committee at the end of last year and their views feature prominently in the report.