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A green Brexit? Government unveils plans for new environmental watchdog

A green Brexit? Government unveils plans for new environmental watchdog
Published on: 24 November 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • A green Brexit? Government unveils plans for new environmental watchdog
  • Original news
  • What is the background leading up to this announcement?
  • What are the key concerns with regard to maintenance of environmental standards post-Brexit?
  • How could a new environmental regulator help to ensure a green Brexit?
  • What is the timing of the proposed consultation and what are the likely issues for consultation?
  • Without a new environmental regulator, is there a risk that environmental standards will not be maintained post-Brexit?

Article summary

Environment analysis: Following concerns that the UK’s environmental laws could be watered down after we leave the EU, the government has issued a statement on how a new environmental body will ‘hold the powerful to account’, with a consultation on its functions and powers expected in the new year. Karla Hill, ClientEarth Director of Programmes, explains. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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