Please find below past issues of elaw. Our archive is available here


Read elaw - ESG and sustainable finance
 April 2022

  • 60 second interview, with Warren Percival at RSKESG and sustainable finance’ themed articles:
  • “Understanding the Taskforce for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD): why climate resilience has never been more crucial for companies” by Lara Alvarez and Sarah Winne“
  • Environment, Social and Governance disclosure and greenwashing: what can we learn from the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures?” by Dr Robert J Charnock
  • “Forging a future for sustainable finance” by Catriona Glascott
  • “Financial implementation of the Paris Agreement: law and regulation for sustainable finance” by Dr Megan Bowman

Read elaw - Water quality 
 February 2022 

  • 60 second interview, with Charles Morgan of Six Pump Court Chambers
  • ‘Water quality’ themed articles “Water quality and the Environment Act – where next?” by Ali Morse, “The extraordinary life and times of an ordinary watercourse” by Charles Morgan 

Read elaw - Diversity and inclusion in environmental law - one year on 
December 2021

  • 60 second interview, with Chala McKenna of Davidson Chalmers Stewart
  • “Reflections on diversity and inclusion in environmental law” by Judy Ling Wong CBE
  • “UKELA - ‘Diversity, equity and inclusion in environmental law – one year on’” by Consolata Uwarobosa Enobakhare
  • “Equality, diversity and inclusion update from the UKELA team” by Alison Boyd,
  • “Environmental law for the future: Wellbeing for Future Generations Bill” by Caroline Yuen
  • “Imposter syndrome” by Ben Stansfield
  • Matters in practice article “Noise and the environment, the environment and noise: the law and practice” by Alec Samuels

Read elaw - Climate change, net zero and the run up to COP26
October 2021

  • 60 second interview, with Iain Johnson, Senior Environmental Consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV 
  • “COP26 – Global climate cooperation or green-technology competition?” by Maya Sainani, “Have you COPped yet?” by Jenni Ramos and “Double jeopardy or win-win: tackling the biodiversity and climate crises together – note of the Joint Climate Change & Energy and Nature Conservation Working Parties event on 13 September 2021” by Richard Barlow and Becky Clissmann

Read elaw - Progress towards the Environment Act 2021
July/August 2021

  • 60 second interview, with Christopher Badger, barrister at Six Pump Court
  • Progress towards the Environment Act themed articles “Progress towards the Environment Act” by Ruth Chambers, “Introducing the Office for Environmental Protection” by Paul Wyard and “The case for a UK chemicals act” by Nigel Haigh
  • Matters in practice article “Rewilding Initiatives in the UK” by John Hunt
  • Book review: “International treaties in nature conservation: A UK perspective” by Ned Westaway

Read elaw - Environmental law for the future
May/June 2021

  • 60 second interview, with Prof Liz Fisher
  • ‘Environmental law for the future’ themed articles: “Reflecting on future learning pathways for environmental law” by Priscila Carvalho and Catalina Spataru, “Legal rights for rivers, restoring the natural order, COP 26” by Emily Shirley and “The role of expertise in environmental law” by Nina Pindham
  • Student articles: “The potential for the World Court to address climate justice. A Pacific initiative to request an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice” by Aoife Fleming and Jule Schnakenberg, “The Human Rights Act as a source of an environmental human right” by Mateusz Slowik and “What does the surge in ESG investing mean for the UK?” by Maya Sainani.

Read elaw - The Agriculture Act 2020 and farming reform
March/April 2021

  • 60 second interview, with Melanie Baines, The Agriculture Act 2020 and farming reform’ themed articles “An overview of the Agriculture Act 2020” by Mike Holland, “A new era for farming support-the Agriculture Act 2020 and farming reform “ by Vicki Hird, “The Agriculture Act 2020 – a new dawn?” by David Baldock and “The organic route to a resilient future” by Will Simonson
  • Student submission: “The need for a new international humanitarian law convention on environmental warfare and the protection of the environment in times of armed conflict” by Margaux Contant

Read elaw - The energy transition
January/February 2021

  • From one transition to another: Brexit and the energy transition” by Emilio Miranda
  • Community energy empowers communities to create a cleaner and fairer energy future- the story of Repowering by Afsheen Kabir Rashid
  • Climate change mitigation and the planning process – is there a gap in the law which allows mineral planning authorities to ignore the real climate impacts of onshore oil and gas applications? by Vicki Elcoate
  • The net zero transition must be more democratic: the political will to act on climate change is here, what will it now take to deliver net zero? by Chaitanya Kumar
  • Environmental governance in Scotland-watchdog, principles and policy by Professor Colin Reid