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UKELA welcomes opportunity to develop environmental law and policy
Dec 20, 2018
UKELA, the independent association of environmental lawyers, consultants and other specialists, welcomes the draft Environment (Principles & Governance) Bill clauses presented to Parliament yesterday by Defra as part of, what it describes, as the creation of a robust new system of green governance... read more
UKELA sets out enforcement options for new environmental law body
Aug 02, 2018
UKELA, the independent association of environmental lawyers, has submitted its response to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' consultation on establishing environmental principles and a new body to safeguard the environment post-Brexit. Since the consultation started the new provisions of section 16 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 have mapped out what the minimum environmental principles will be and that the new environmental body overseeing Government will have the power to take legal proceedings if necessary. UKELA's response explains the options for an independent court or tribunal to ensure that the new body can pursue the ambition of holding Government and other public bodies to account for significant breaches of environmental law... read more
UKELA welcomes UK Government consultation on post-Brexit environmental principles and a new environmental body
May 15, 2018
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UKELA Report Published on Environmental Standard Setting After Brexit
Feb 05, 2018
A UKELA report published today highlights the challenges facing governments in the UK in developing environmental standards after Brexit... read more
UKELA Report Published on the UK and European Environmental Cooperation after Brexit
Jan 29, 2018
A report published today by the UK Environmental Law Association examines the implications of Brexit on the UK’s future involvement in a range of European cooperation bodies, networks and agencies relevant to environmental law. I8 such bodies have been identified. The report considers those which the UK could legally remain a member of after Brexit, and those where some form of associate membership could be sought. It ranks by priority the bodies that UKELA considers the UK Government should prioritise during its Brexit negotiations. .. read more
UKELA Report published today on developing environmental law in Wales after Brexit
Oct 18, 2017
The United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) has today published its report Wales, Brexit and Environmental Law. The report highlights the challenges that will need to be faced in developing environmental law in Wales after Brexit. It emphasises the importance of maintaining common frameworks for action on environmental protection across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This should be done in a way that involves all four nations, and leaves room for Wales to tailor its approach to meeting or even exceeding common standards. Recent innovative approaches, such as legal reforms for the well-being of future generations can provide strategic direction and stability for the future development of Welsh environmental law... read more
Report Published on Brexit and International Environmental Law
Sep 11, 2017
Report highlights the extent of uncertainty surrounding which international environmental treaties and conventions the UK will remain bound by after Brexit, and possible issues with the implementation with those that will remain in force... read more
UKELA Report Published on Brexit, Henry VIII Clauses and Environmental Law
Sep 05, 2017
A UKELA report published today, aims to clarify how the powers given to ministers in the Withdrawal Bill will be used to amend ‘deficiencies’ in environmental laws after Brexit. .. read more
UKELA Report Published on Enforcement of Environmental Law after Brexit
Jul 18, 2017
A UKELA report published today highlights the danger of undermining environmental law after Brexit if enforcement and accountability gaps are not properly addressed

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UKELA Report Published Outlining the Environmental Implications of Leaving Euratom
Jul 14, 2017
UKELA report published outlining the implications of leaving Euratom for questions of safety, the protection of human health and the environment.. read more

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