‘Disturbing’: Stark warning issued over UK environmental law and funding

The lack of clarity surrounding the UK’s environmental law, governance and funding after Brexit has been described as disturbing by an EU environmental policy expert.

Speaking at a conference on biodiversity protection in London yesterday, David Baldock, senior fellow at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), said there is a “lack of clarity around where the UK is going”, once the UK leaves the EU. 

Baldock is concerned that the proposed green watchdog as set out in the Environment Bill - which has fallen although could be brought back by the next government - does not have a strong enough compliance function, rendering it weak and ineffective. 

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