LexisPSL Environment News Podcast – January 2019

LexisPSL Environment News Podcast – January 2019

In this first podcast of 2019, Mark Davies takes us back to some of the predictions made by Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court on what he thought would hit the headlines in environmental law news in 2018, such as:

-          action on single-use plastic

-          work on planting trees eg the Northern Forest

We also listen to what Mark Davies of 6 Pump Court predicts will be key environmental law news stories in 2019. These include a:

-          shakeup of the approach to waste crime

-          look at the impact of the Environment Bill

To listen to the podcast, click here.

Christopher Badger’s 2018 predictions – listen from 0.42 mins

Mark Davies reminds us of Chris Badger’s predictions for top environmental law news in 2018 and evaluates their progress during 2018. He discusses some of the action taken in 2018 to tackle single-use plastics, such as the ban on microbeads coming into force and the various consultations run by government on how to target single-use plastics.  

Mark also considers Chris’ prediction that work on trees would dominate 2018, given the pledge made by government to plant 50 million trees in the Northern Forest in 2018. Mark concludes that progress in this area hasn’t been as impressive as the momentum being gained on single-use plastics.

Mark Davies' 2019 predictions – shake up of the approach to waste crime – listen from 3.10 mins

Mark’s first prediction for top environmental law developments in 2019 is the shake up of the approach to waste crime, following publication of the Resource and Waste Strategy in December 2018.

In this part of the podcast, we hear about different aspects of the Resource and Waste Strategy that Mark thinks will see the most attention in 2019.

Mark Davies' 2019 predictions – Environment Bill – listen from 6.47 mins

As the first part of the Environment Bill was published in December 2018, Mark Davies takes us through key points on environmental principles and the policy statement that must accompany the environmental principles and considers what all this might mean in the context of the various Brexit scenarios.

For more information on these stories, see:

-          Lexis PSL News Analysis: Government publishes Resource and Waste Strategy

-          Policy Paper: Resource and Waste Strategy

-          LexisPSL News Analysis: Draft Environmental Principles and Governance Bill 2018

-          Policy Paper: Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018

-          Lexis PSL Practice Note: Waste types and controls- plastics

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About the author:

Simone is an environmental law specialist and is head of LexisPSL Environment.

Simone moved to LexisNexis from Clyde & Co where she trained. Whilst at Clyde & Co Simone gained experience in contentious work, including large scale arbitrations, private claims and regulatory breaches, and a variety of non-contentious issues. Some of her experience includes the EU Emissions Trading System, the domestic Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, environmental due diligence, Energy Performance Certificates, permitting requirements and contaminated land.

Simone has written a number of articles, which have been published in various journals and is a trustee of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA).