Andrew Farmer examines the role of the better regulation agenda in shaping the processes and wider atmosphere surrounding the future of EU environmental policy.
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Andrew is a biologist by training and specializes in EU legislation in relation to water and air pollution, and pollution control policies more widely, including the operation of inspectorates. He has extensive experience of issues arising from EU enlargement, particularly administrative capacity building in candidate and neighborhood countries. Andrew also has an interest in strategic policy issues such as smart regulation. He is the editor of IEEP’s Manual of EU Environmental Policy. Before joining IEEP in 1997, Andrew worked for English Nature as its atmospheric pollution specialist and sustainable development co-ordinator; prior to that, he undertook post-doctoral research at Imperial College and at the Universities of Wisconsin and Florida, USA. He has a degree from Oxford University in natural sciences and a Ph.D. in ecology from St Andrews University.
IEEP’s Céline Charveriat and Andrew Farmer discussed the possible consequences of Brexit for EU environmental legislation and policy.
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