The post-Brexit environmental governance battles that lie ahead

There is ‘unfinished business’ on the shape of the UK’s future environmental protections, despite the government’s flagship piece of Brexit legislation this week receiving royal assent. Simon Pickstone reports on where the main faultlines lie

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The government's proposed replacement for the Common Agricultural Policy will be one of the big issues in its post-Brexit environmental plans

After weeks of high drama, the government’s flagship EU (Withdrawal) Act finally became law on Tuesday. While pro-Europeans were broadly disappointed by the terms of the final version, which leaves open the possibility of a ‘hard Brexit’, for environmental advocates the Act offers some room for optimism.

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