Professor Maria Lee and Professor Eloise Scotford publish paper on draft Environmental Bill
29 January 2019
The working paper discusses the government’s draft Environmental Bill, and its potential implications after the UK leaves the European Union.
UCL Laws’ Professor Maria Lee and Professor Eloise Scotford have co-authored a paper entitled ‘Environmental Principles after Brexit: the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill (Working Paper)’.
Professor Lee and Professor Scotford argue that provisions in the government’s draft Environment Bill would not maintain the legal status of environmental principles as they currently apply through EU law; and that the bill “undermines or misconstrues key features” of the principles.
The paper asserts that “significant changes need to be made to the draft Bill, so that environmental principles have a meaningful legal and systemic role” after Brexit.
Find out more
- 'Air quality law for the future: Fixing the fundamentals' - Professor Scotford writes about air quality regulations post-Brexit for the Brexit & Environment Network
- Watch Professor Maria Lee appear before EFRA on the Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill
- View or download the ‘Environmental Principles after Brexit: the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill (Working Paper)’
- Read Professor Lee’s first thoughts on the draft Bill’s proposals for a new Office for Environmental Protection
- ‘Environment Bill ‘undermines’ environmental principles’ – The ENDS Report