All-island environmental governance post-Brexit and the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement

Brexit has placed a spotlight on environmental governance in Northern Ireland, but also on the island of Ireland.

The Environmental Pillar and the Northern Ireland Environment Link commissioned a report authored by Alison Hough, BL, into the potential for the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement to provide an all-island framework for environmental regulation post-Brexit. It explores the potential, under Strands 2 and 3 of the Agreement, to facilitate future cooperation, coordination and perhaps even shared law-making in the context where Northern Ireland is no longer part of the EU and with or without an operational Assembly.

This event will include an introduction into some of the challenges to all-island environmental governance, followed by a presentation of the report’s findings, with discussion regarding the potential for future all-island environmental cooperation.


  • Alison Hough BL, Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Mary Dobbs, Queen’s University Belfast

Registration and refreshments at 2.30 p.m. Event to start at 2.45 p.m.

General queries to Mary Dobbs ( or Sean Kelly (

If you have any dietary requirements or mobility issues that may mean you require wheelchair access/assistance, please contact Deaglan Coyle at

Register for your tickets here.

Venue: Canada Room and Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, BT7 1NN.

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