Brexit and Environmental Law: Challenges and Opportunities

(2016) 27(3) King's Law Journal 416-419

6 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2021

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Eloise A.K. Scotford

University College London - Faculty of Laws

Megan Bowman

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law

Date Written: December 9, 2016

Abstract

The prospect of the UK leaving the European Union poses significant challenges for UK environmental law. Fundamentally, this is because environmental issues, both legal and physical, cannot be hermetically sealed within a single jurisdiction. Environmental law is an inherently multi-jurisdictional and transnational enterprise, making the EU a highly competent regulatory actor in pursuing many environmental objectives. Initially, Brexit appears to pose mainly technical challenges for UK environmental law, but these challenges reflect more fundamental normative and institutional issues. There is a complex legal task ahead in translating and disaggregating an extensive and intricate EU environmental acquis into ‘sovereign’ UK environmental law.

Keywords: Brexit, UK environmental law

Suggested Citation

Scotford, Eloise A.K. and Bowman, Megan, Brexit and Environmental Law: Challenges and Opportunities (December 9, 2016). (2016) 27(3) King's Law Journal 416-419, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3757976 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3757976

Eloise A.K. Scotford (Contact Author)

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Megan Bowman

King's College London - The Dickson Poon School of Law ( email )

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United Kingdom

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