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December 5
London meeting: The Implications of UK Trade Negotiations for Environmental Law after Brexit Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Exchange Sq, Primose St, London 6pm (5.30pm registration)
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UKELA's work on Brexit

UKELA's Brexit Task Force

UKELA established a Brexit Task Force in September 2016 to advise the Association on matters related to the UK's withdrawal from the European Union ('Brexit').

Visit the Brexit Task Force website page for more information about the work of the group

Consultations and Inquiries

On 26th October, Brexit Task Force member Professor Richard Macrory (University College London) gave evidence to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee inquiry exploring the future of environment and climate change policy following the vote to leave the European Union. You can watch the inquiry hearing on Parliament TV.

UKELA has recently lodged written submissions to three inquiries by House of Commons Committees:

Leaving the EU: implications for energy policy - written submissions to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee inquiry, September 2016

Leaving the EU: implications for climate policy - written submissions to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee inquiry, August 2016

The future of the natural environment in the light of the EU referendum - written submissions to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry, September 2016

During winter 2015/16, UKELA gave written and oral evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry into 'the extent to which EU environmental objectives and policies have succeeded in tackling environmental issues in the UK'. Our view is that EU environmental policy and legislation has, on balance, had a significant and very positive influence on the environment in the UK, with related economic benefits.

EU and UK Environmental Policy: report by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee of 19 April 2016, with evidence including UKELA's written submissions

UKELA's response to the Government's 'Balance of Competences' review considered the impact that the EU has had on the UK's laws and policies, and the pros and cons of keeping things the way that they are.

UKELA's response to the Government's Balance of Competences Review in August 2013

Papers

UKELA's specialist working parties have been taking a closer look at the possible implications of withdrawing for different areas of environmental law. The papers that follow set out their findings and conclusions.

Implications for Climate Change and Energy Law: paper by Stephen Hockman QC and Benjamin Haseldine, of UKELA's Climate Change and Energy Working Party

Implications for Nature Conservation: paper by UKELA's Nature Conservation Working Party

Implications for Waste Management: paper by UKELA's Waste Working Party

Events

UKELA has held a number of events exploring what a decision to withdraw might mean for our environmental laws and policies. These seminars and conferences have featured policy experts, lawyers, academics, regulators and a representative of the Commission.

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