Conference on Environmental Law Enforcement: Emerging Challenges

(Nov 16, 2020)

The Director General of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Laura Burke and the Chief Justice, the Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke, provided the opening addresses at this year’s virtual conference on Environmental Law Enforcement: Emerging Challenges 2020, which took place on Wednesday 11th November.


EPA Licence: Ensure you have high quality data

(Sept 21, 2020)

The effective management of an EPA Licence is dependant upon the quality of data available.


Explained: What is in Britain's new post-Brexit bill?

(Sept 14, 2020)

Britain has published draft legislation on how it wants to manage trade within its borders after Brexit - a bill which caused a new row with the European Union after the government admitted it will break international law.


Manage your EPA Licence – don’t let it manage you!!!

(Sept 7, 2020)

An EPA licence is issued with a variety of conditions which detail the extent to key issues to be addressed, including:


UK government seeks legally-binding environmental targets from 2022

(Aug 24, 2020)

The UK government has offered a further glimpse of its plans to develop new legally-binding targets for waste and resources, air pollution, biodiversity and water quality in the UK, promising a "robust, evidence-led process" for setting the goals in statute by the end of October 2022.


Better Regulation: the Commission has published the 2019 Annual Burden Survey

(Aug 17, 2020)

The European Commission has published the 2019 Annual Burden Survey, the annual overview of the European Union's efforts to simplify EU legislation, avoid overregulation and reduce regulatory burdens.


New regulations: Industrial Emissions, IPC and Waste Licensing

(Aug 4, 2020)

New Regulations have recently been published, which transpose the requirements of Directive 2014/52/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014, amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the EIA Directive), for Industrial Emissions, Integrated Pollution Control and Waste Licensing regimes.


Compliance with EU law by member states in 2019: much remains to be done

(Aug 4, 2020)

The European Commission has published the annual report on monitoring the application of EU law, which sets out how the Commission monitored and monitored the application of EU law in 2019 and shows the results achieved by Member States in various policy areas.


Climate group challenges refusal to grant free legal aid

(Jul 6, 2020)

A voluntary environmental group has brought a High Court challenge to a refusal to consider it for free legal aid.


Aarhus Convention as Gaeilge

(Jun 2, 2020)

The Aarhus Convention is based on three principles, or pillars namely:


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