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Law Resources: Environment
large database of environmental and environmental law links, supported by the Belgain Government.
ECOLEX is a joint project of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and IUCN-The World Conservation Union. The Government of the Netherlands is providing funding for the first phase of the project.
Environmental quality is considered central to health and well-being. Since the 1970s, the European Union (EU) and its member countries have introduced laws to ensure the careful use of natural resources, to minimise adverse environmental impacts of production and consumption, and to protect biodiversity and natural habitats. Based on Title XX of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, EU environment law covers aspects as wide-ranging as waste management, air and water quality, greenhouse gases and toxic chemicals. The EU integrates environmental concerns in its other policies, e.g. transport and energy, and is a major global force in pushing for tighter environmental standards and for effective action against climate change.
Climate change, Energy for a changing world
Consumers, Environment, Food safety, Health, Maritime policy, Sustainable development
The plain guide to Environmental Law, mainly covering England, Scotland and Wales. Have you got an environmental problem? You can get help here. The kind of problems covered are: fly tipping; noisy neighbours; graffiti; litter; dog mess; pollution; planning; wildlife; rights of way. We've also just added new pages on the marine environment. You can find out where to go for help, who the regulator is and how to approach them, how the legal system works, and follow links to the original laws.
NetRegs is a partnership between the UK environmental regulators - the Environment Agency in England and Wales, SEPA in Scotland and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland. Provide free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses throughout the UK.
Treaties, info on programmes and links.
Services: Law Publishers
Specialising in International Trade and International Environmental Law; considered to be the leading publisher of material on the legal implications of the World Trade Organisation; particular expertise in the nexus between trade and environment.
The Directory: Community Support and Advice
The national UK charity helping people use the law to protect and improve their local environment and quality of life.
The Directory: Environmental Organisations
Aims to secure the protection and enhancement of the diverse landscapes and environment of Wales.
Promotes progressive improvements in the quality of urban life for communities throughout the UK.
News and reports (subscription service).
Leading environmental regeneration charity making sustainable development a reality in many of the UK's most disadvantaged communities.
Resource for environment and development policy makers.
Independent UK wide organisation dedicated to protecting and improving outdoor sports and play spaces.
Independent guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings.
Protecting open spaces, common land, village greens and public paths in England & Wales.
Organisation dedicated to the wise management of trees and woodlands, and to increasing people's understanding of forestry.
UKs leading planning body specialising in spatial, sustainable, integrative and inclusive planning.
Involved in all aspects of ensuring the survival of buildings which are old and interesting, providing guidance and advice on the restoration process.
Think-tank aiming to put social justice and the environment at the heart of policy debate.
The Directory: European and EU Institutions
A major information source for the general public and those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy.
The Directory: Government Departments
We are the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Our priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health. Defra is a ministerial department, supported by 35 agencies and public bodies.
Detailed guide: Air carriers: transport pets and assistance dogs
Detailed guide: Veterinary medicine wholesale dealer's authorisation (WDA)
Decision: Withdrawing from the non-household retail market: list of water and sewerage companies granted permission to exit
Statistical data set: Commodity prices
Press release: UK Government rallies Commonwealth to unite on marine waste
Detailed guide: England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds
Detailed guide: Protecting plant health: topical issues
Form: Sea carriers: MOU to transport assistance dogs with their owners
The Directory: Government Departments: Non-ministerial
The Forestry Commission is responsible for protecting and expanding Britain's woods and forests and for managing nearly 1 million hectares of public forest. Forestry is a non-ministerial department of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Official Statistics: Woodland Carbon Code Statistics: data to March 2018
Guidance: Online claims for Countryside Stewardship
Collection: Forestry Commission statistical release announcements
Guidance: Higher Tier: Countryside Stewardship
Collection: Woodland support: Countryside Stewardship
Collection: Countryside Stewardship
Promotional material: Mid Tier events 2018: Countryside Stewardship
Detailed guide: Digital maps in the Rural Payments service - check and change mapping updates
The Directory: Law Associations: Barristers
Association of barristers who specialise in planning, environment, compulsory purchase, highways, housing, rating and other aspects of local government and administrative law.
The Directory: Law Associations: Law
Provides a forum for professionals serving agriculture – lawyers, surveyors, accountants, bankers, farm business consultants and others – to support each other in their specialisms.
Aims to make the law work for a better environment and to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law. Its members are involved in the practice, study or formulation of Environmental Law in the UK and the European Union. It attracts both lawyers and non lawyers and has a broad membership. It is well respected as a source of comment by Government (Westminster, the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales). It has given advice on many occasions regarding the development of Environmental Law on issues including water quality, biodiversity, contaminated land, waste management and emissions trading. It also provides a network for those interested in environmental law to enable them to develop their professional skills and standing and organises some major events to stimulate debate and provide a focus on topical issues.
The Directory: Law Associations: Lawyers
Assists residential and commercial property solicitors and licensed conveyancers by providing practical guidance, information and support on areas including e-conveyancing and Home Information Packs (HIPs), housing, land registration, money laundering, planning and environment, as well as tax and revenue.