As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, ClientEarth is working to ensure all environmental protections are maintained or strengthened to safeguard wildlife, habitats and health both in the UK and across Europe.

EU Referendum

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    UK government white paper fails to protect British fisheries and marine environment

    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.

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    What are environmental principles?

    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? 

  • Flowers covering the ground in a wood

    EU Withdrawal Bill risks weakening UK environmental protections

    The House of Commons has passed a government amendment about environmental principles and a new green watchdog in the EU Withdrawal Bill, which could weaken protection for the environment in this country.

  • Coloured houses on water front marshland

    A new nature and environment commission for the UK

    Environmental lawyers ClientEarth outline the legal powers the new green watchdog will need to uphold environmental law and build on EU enforcement mechanisms after Brexit.

  • Team

  • Simon Alcock, Communications and Public Affairs Manager

    Simon Alcock

  • Jon Bennett

  • Sarah Denman, UK Environment Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Sarah Denman

  • Hatti Owens, Legal and Policy Researcher, ClientEarth

    Hatti Owens

  • Tom West

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