The environmental law and policy implications of Brexit

18 November 2015, 9.30 AM - 18 November 2015, 5.00 PM

University of Bristol

UKELA Seminar, in association with the Society of Legal Scholars and University of Bristol

With a referendum on EU membership due by the end of 2017, this conference considers what a ‘No’ vote might mean for UK environmental law and those affected by it. How might Brexit affect UK environmental policy, so much of which presently derives from Europe? What about our domestic legislation and other legal obligations? How can regulators and regulated industries prepare? Which obligations will continue for trade or international law reasons? How are agencies and organisations preparing?

The  programme features plenary sessions with presentations by legal academics, practitioners, policy experts and representatives from the European Commission and the Environment Agency.    A key aim of the day is to map out the big challenges that Brexit poses for legislators, regulators, businesses and others affected by environment law, and to identify avenues for further research. Workshops will provide opportunities for delegates to share their thoughts on the most pressing issues and the next steps.  

The conference aims to draw together environmental law academics, legal practitioners, regulators and anyone else with an interest in this highly topical issue. It is organised jointly by the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA), the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) and Bristol University.

With grateful thanks to Bristol University for hosting and to Chris Willmore and UKELA's South West regional group for their assistance in drawing up the programme.  Thank you also to Bristol Green Capital 2015 for their support.

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