Environmental law and the law relating to sustainability
Research in this theme looks at the law relating to our environmental crises, and the ways our broader legal systems impact on environmental challenges. Our colleagues investigating law and environment work on local, national, EU and international / transnational law and governance. Topics studied include: air quality, chemicals, international water law, land and development, nature and natural assets, planning, and waste; climate change (including carbon capture, renewable energy, rule of law); overarching issues (including Brexit, education and sustainability, environmental justice, environmental principles, environmental public interest groups, expertise, legislation, litigation, public participation, regulatory sanctions, trade liberalisation).
Work in this theme is also reflected in the UCL Centre for Law and Environment, which is a home for our work on the law relating to the environment.