- Life after the cabinet reshuffle for environment and energy policy
- What is the significance of the merger of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) for environmental law and policy?
- Could the merger lead to a shift in priorities? If so, what areas will the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy be likely to be focus on?
- Will this new department take the lead on COP 21 outcomes and Climate Change Act 2008 (CCA 2008) obligations?
- What could all this mean for environment lawyers and their clients on a practical level? What should they do next?
- How does this fit in with other developments, including Brexit? Do you have any predictions for future developments?
Environment analysis: Angus Walker, partner at Bircham Dyson Bell and member of the Law Society of England and Wales’ Planning and Environmental Law Committee, considers the possible effect of the recent cabinet reshuffle on the direction of travel for environment and energy policy.
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