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How can we improve environmental policy after Brexit?

28 November 2017

Issues including the extent to which Natural England relies on obligations under EU law to fulfil its nature conservation objectives, the potential need for a new environmental enforcement body, and whether public authorities are given the resources to properly consider the duty to promote biodiversity feature in two evidence sessions of the Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.

Witnesses

Tuesday 28 November, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 11.05am

  • Merrick Denton-Thompson OBE, President, Landscape Institute
  • Rebecca Hughes, Policy & Influencing Officer, Landscape Institute

At 12.05 pm

  • David Baldock, Senior Fellow, Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • Martin Nesbit, Head, Climate and Governance Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy

Possible questions

  • What powers should a new environmental body hold after we leave the EU?
  • What relationship could a new environmental body have with devolved administrations?
  • What opportunities and threats could Brexit bring to rural communities and agriculture?
  • Does Natural England have access to sufficient scientific expertise to allow it to fulfil its statutory objectives?

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