UCL Faculty of Laws



Environmental law

Research in this theme looks at environmental law including climate law, legal systems and environmental problems. Our staff investigating these topics have studied: environmental principles, climate change law, renewable energy, legal aspects of carbon capture, regulatory sanctions, EU environmental law and governance, UK environmental legislation, air quality law, waste regulation, chemicals regulation, international trade liberalisation and environmental protection, land use and development, ‘green’ legal theory, environmental justice, education and sustainable development, governance of natural assets, international environmental disputes, international water law, and the law of the sea.

Work in this theme is also reflected in the UCL Centre for Law and Environment, which explores the role of the law in meeting contemporary environmental and energy challenges, and integrates domestic UK law with regional and international environmental law in a comprehensive manner.