Blog post. Watchdogs Compared – and Reviewed?: Post-Brexit environmental governance across the UK (Part 2)

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A key element in filling the post-Brexit environmental governance gap is the establishment of new environmental watchdogs that can go some way to replace the oversight provided by the EU Commission and Court. No domestic structure, however, can possibly replicate the power and status of those legally powerful external institutions. Both the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) and Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) seek to provide some independent scrutiny of the governments’ performance, but will not operate in directly parallel ways.
Period16 Jul 2020
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Brexit
  • Environmental governance
  • Enforcement
  • Accountability