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What is environmental localism?

What is environmental localism?
Published on: 23 October 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • What is environmental localism?
  • What is environmental localism?
  • What is the current status of the environmental localism movement in the UK? What are some of the main trends?
  • The Mayor of London recently released a draft environmental strategy. Do you imagine other appointed metro mayors will promote environmentalism in their regions? Is this form of localism likely to gain more traction in the future?
  • London has forged plans to tackle air pollution at the local level. What does the Air Quality Plan (AQP) mean for local government in this area? Can you envisage other regions following suit and, if so, how?
  • The Committee on Climate Change recently released its UK Climate Change Risk Assessment for 2017 (CCRA2). What does this report say about devolved nations? Are there differences in the risks identified?
  • Are certain devolved nations embracing environmental localism whereas others are less enthusiastic? If so, why is this the case?
  • Could devolution lead to a fragmented UK environmental policy (as seen in the Scottish government’s and the central government’s conflicting approaches to fracking)? Could Brexit soften or exacerbate the potential fragmentation?

Article summary

Environment analysis: Sarah-Jane Denton, consultant in the environment and climate change team at Simmons & Simmons LLP, examines the rise in environmental localism and discusses some of the recent trends. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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