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The State of Environmental Law 2011-2012

The State of UK Environmental Law in 2011-2012: Is there a case for legislative reform?

This report, published on 23 May 2012, sets out key findings from a major research project into the State of Environmental Law, as well as UKELA's recommendations for reforms and further research. The follwing article, originally published in the Loop (Issue 9, June 2012), gives a brief summary:

Environmental legislation: what needs to change?

You can view the speaker presentations from the launch event held at Kings College, London on 23 May, below.

Speaker presentations from launch event 23 May

The research project has involved a collaborative effort between UKELA, King's College London and the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University. It was carried out in three stages.

Interim Report

The Interim Report sets out findings and conclusions from the initial research and data gathering stage, November 2010 - April 2011. This work involved desk based research and interviews with key figures in UK environmental law, from legal practitioners and judges to government and academic lawyers, as well as industry representatives.

Interim Report (updated version), April 2012

Interim Report (full), published August 2011 for the member consultation exercise

Interim Report Executive Summary, August 2011

Interim Report Conclusions, August 2011

Member Consultation Report

This report and appendix presents the results of the second phase of the project's research, August - October 2011. This involved consulting UKELA's working parties and members to test the validity of the Interim Report findings and conclusions.

Member Consultation Report

Appendix to the Member Consultation Report

Business Perceptions Report

This Report presents the results of the final research stage. The empirical work was carried out by the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University, December 2011 - February 2012. This work sought to capture business views of environmental legislation.

Business Perceptions of Environmental Legislation, May 2012

This page was printed from the website of the UK Environmental Law Association at www.ukela.org.
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