Mapping post-Brexit environmental law

Colin T. Reid (Lead / Corresponding author)

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The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will not bring about immediate changes to the substance of environmental law in the UK, but that law will become easier to change. The future position is complicated by devolution within the UK, where differing policy objectives on continuing alignment with the EU and weaknesses in the intergovernmental structures are causing problems. Environmental principles are being given legal recognition and new structures for environmental governance being created for each nation. These include environmental watchdogs that go some of the way to making up for the loss of the oversight provided by the EU institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-665
Number of pages11
Issue number4
Early online date17 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • Brexit
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental governance
  • Environmental principles
  • Devolution
  • Environment
  • Environmental governance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law
  • Political Science and International Relations


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