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13 May 2020

Policies

Regression by Default?

This report by Brexit and the Environment provides an analysis of the review and revision clauses in retained EU environmental law.

A detailed comparison of 24 EU environmental laws, and the 20 Brexit-related statutory instruments that were used to modify them, reveals that the vast majority of the instruments removed the review and revision clauses in the original EU laws.

Professor Andrew Jordan and Dr Brendan Morore look at the challenges and opportunities of these changes for environmental policy.

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