Following the result of the EU referendum in June, for the UK to leave the European Union, environmental professionals met in London to press for the UK Government to maintain and enhance environmental protections and continues to play a leading role in environmental issues on the world stage. With the recent announcement by Prime Minister, Teresa May that all previous European laws will be transposed into British law to be curated and refined later, the importance of utilising environmental professionals to collate sound and evidence based advice for this process is greater than ever.

The UK’s environmental sector has reacted with shock to the referendum result, which will take Britain out of the EU.  The challenge now for the new UK Government and Prime Minister Theresa May will be to tackle the BREIXT plan within the two years permitted under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.  An interesting perspective how this Article 50 negotiation might unfold has been debated in a recent podcast published by the