The Brexit withdrawal agreement includes wording supportive of establishing a green watchdog. However there are serious gaps in the declaration, and no legal safeguards governing this cooperation.
Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth warn that documents released yesterday detailing the government’s contingencies for a no-deal Brexit scenario reveal departments worryingly underprepared to maintain promised environmental protections.
ClientEarth is part of the new #maynotcontainfish campaign that is encouraging the public to help ensure that Brexit will not lead to dangerous overfishing.
The government has promised sustainable fisheries and better monitoring of fishing activity and enforcement of laws after Brexit, but no concrete plans for how these goals will be delivered.
The EU environmental principles offer protection to our natural world. They act as guidance for judges and decision-makers, giving laws shape and meaning. But what will happen to the environmental principles after Brexit?