UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Eloise Scotford appears before Environmental Audit Committee

28 February 2019

Professor Scotford gave evidence on the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018.

Eloise Scotford

Professor Eloise Scotford, Professor of Environmental Law at UCL Laws, appeared before the Environmental Audit Committee on Wednesday 27th February to give evidence in the parliamentary inquiry for pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018.

Professor Scotford’s evidence highlighted the weaknesses in the draft Bill in providing a strong legal foothold for environmental principles as long-term foundations of environmental law and policy in England and the UK, as well as in its proposed domestic mechanism for enforcing environmental law.

The government’s draft Environment Bill sets out how structures for environmental law and governance will be maintained as the UK leaves the European Union, and builds on the vision of the 25 Year Environment Plan.

You can watch a recording of the session on Parliamentlive.tv now.

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