Following the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement Act, Brexit is set to go ahead on Friday 31st January and the UK will begin the process of cutting ties with the European Union, its laws and its institutions. But what does Brexit mean for the UK’s environment?
Today, the Government released its long-awaited Environment Bill to tackle the UK’s biggest environmental challenges. Without it, we risk weaker protections for our environment
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.