LexisPSL Environment News Podcast – June 2018

Environmental amendments to European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report on mandatory climate risk reporting, the future of environmental law

Welcome to our environmental law news podcast produced in partnership with Christopher Badger, Barrister, 6 Pump Court.

In this podcast, we consider some of the key legal developments in environmental law during June 2018, including:

  • The environmental amendments made to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 at bill stage during ping pong
  • The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report on mandatory climate risk reporting
  • The future of environmental law, as discussed at the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association annual conference over the 22 -23 June, 2018

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Environmental amendments to European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 – listen from 0.28 secs

Christopher takes us through some of the critical environmental amendments that were made to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, prior to it receiving Royal Asset on 26 June 2018. These are the amendments dealing with how environmental principles and standards will be protected after the UK leaves the European Union.

House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee report on mandatory climate risk reporting – listen from 4.08 secs

On 4 June 2018, the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee published its Seventh Report of Session 2017-19, ‘Greening Finance: embedding sustainability in financial decision making’.

Christopher discusses the report’s key proposals, which aim to engage the UK investment chain with the impact that climate change and other environmental problems pose to the economy.

The future of environmental law – listen from 7.10 mins

On the 22-23 June 2018, the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association held its annual conference at the University of Kent, Canterbury, under the title ‘Past Reflections and Future Horizons: Environmental law in a post-Brexit World’.

A number of significant issues were discussed that are likely to heavily influence the development of environmental law over the coming years and Christopher takes a moment in this podcast to consider these.

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