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ENDS Brexit conference to help set the environmental agenda

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The Environment after Brexit conference at Bournemouth University aims to address the important challenges and opportunities in leaving the EU

Leaving the EU presents both risks and opportunities for environmental law and business in the UK.

Before last year’s referendum the British environmental profession was overwhelmingly in support of remaining in the EU. Now though, thoughts are turning to the enormous implications of disconnecting UK from EU environmental laws.

Domestic and European law are deeply intertwined and disentangling them will throw up a huge range of challenges, from transposing legislation to aligning regulatory regimes. What will happen to enforcement? How will funding for science and research be affected? Will UK institutions have the capacity and skills to do the important work that will be required?

ENDS seeks to address these important challenges at the Environment after Brexit conference on 11 April at Bournemouth University. It is a key opportunity for business, environmental and legal professionals to hear from experts and take part in a discussion on what Brexit could and should mean in practice.

The mission of the meeting is to develop an agenda for environment after Brexit that minimises the risks, seizes the opportunities and points towards a new and healthy balance between environmental protection and British business success.

Speakers include Richard Macrory, professor at UCL and co-chair of the UK Environmental Law Association’s Brexit taskforce, Amy Mount, head of Greener UK unit at Green Alliance and Paul Leinster, professor at Cranfield University and former chief executive of the Environment Agency.

To find out more visit Environment After Brexit

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