We are proud to offer the leading environmental law conference in the sector. Usually held during June or July, we move around the UK to different locations for a weekend of expert presentations, networking and CPD. We look forward to welcoming you to our next Conference.
Join us in Nottingham for our annual conference on the theme of Cities of the Future - legal challenges & opportunities for more sustainable living. More than half the world's population now lives in towns and cities and this is growing inexorably. Living sustainably in cities is therefore a key challenge for politicians, planners, engineers, architects and lawyers. UKELA's 2017 Conference will cast light on the role of lawyers and regulators in making cities more sustainable, sharing knowledge and best practice relevant to the UK context.
Over 200 UKELA members gathered at the University of Sussex from 1 to 3 July to discuss the new international context for environmental law. The conference theme for 2016: “International Environmental Law, from global to local” welcomed speakers and participants from around the globe, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and the UK. The conference was well-timed to gather news and perspectives on a wide range of international developments, not least the implications for environmental law of the UK’s referendum result on Brexit. Further reading on Brexit on our dedicated page.
As in previous years, a contingent of delegates cycled to Conference! The Recyclists cycled some 150km to Brighton to raise funds for the Lord Nathan Fund for the Environment. We applaud their efforts - please sponsor them.Finally, watch this space for news about 2017's Conference taking place in Nottingham over the weekend of 7-9 July.
Our 2015 Conference was in the famous port city of Liverpool, home of the Beatles and gateway to the world. Our theme was, fittingly, ''Water, water everywhere'' - the big legal issues in energy, infrastructure, nature conservation, planning and regulation. Over the course of a packed weekend, delegates considered fracking, habitat protection, infrastructure development and environmental permitting - all of which raise important legal issues for the water environment. Plenary sessions led by experts in the sector looked at a wide range of subjects ranging from port regeneration to flooding and habitats and from fracking to planning for water infrastructure.