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Environmental Regulation - challenges ahead

Jun 17, 2008

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Vicki Elcoate

Major developments to environmental regulation are top of the agenda at the UK Environmental Law Association annual conference.

Laws to protect wildlife, the marine environment, changes to planning and the regulation of industrial processes are some of the main topics at the conference at Kent University on June 20-22nd.

Leading speakers will discuss the challenging new world of environmental regulation and how the balance is shifting between corporate and individual rights and responsibilities.

Baroness Young of Old Scone, until recently the chief executive of the Environment Agency, opens the conference with a debate on the future of environmental rights and responsibilities.

Other key speakers include Professor Richard Macrory, whose proposed new regulatory sanctions toolkit is the subject of new legislation going through Parliament and Donald MacRae, the former Director General of environmental regulation for the government.

Speakers from NGOs, barristers’ chambers and law firms, will lead discussions with 250 delegates from a range of backgrounds.

Members of the press are welcome to attend any of the discussion sessions and papers will be available on request.

Notes to the editors:

Notes to editors:
UKELA is the UK forum which aims to make the law work for a better environment and to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law. UKELA’s members are involved in the practice, study or formulation of Environmental Law in the UK and the European Union. It attracts both lawyers and non lawyers and has a broad membership.

UK Environmental Law Association - Better law for the environment
Registered charity 299498; company registered in England number 2133283
Registered office: One Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0ZX

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