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Michael Nicholson - IEEP UK Head of Environmental Policy

Michael Nicholson

IEEP UK Head of Environmental Policy

Divergence in UK/EU environment policy

For several decades EU and UK environmental law and policy have shared much the same foundations and provisions, with the majority of environmental law agreed at a European level. Now, with the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, as each side goes its separate ways, there is the potential for environmental law and policy to diverge.


This is true not just of policy and law diverging between the UK and EU but also within the UK itself, between the four nations: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. IEEP UK is monitoring and analysing the implications and effect of the most significant forms of divergence for our environment, has developed a ‘hub’, a forum for organisations to discuss and share developments on the topic of divergence and is producing policy

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