CIWEM has combined with other environmental professional bodies to express views on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. The briefing has been produced collaboratively by CIWEM, the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), the chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), the Society for the Environment and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Given the large volume of European Union environmental legislation and the positive influence this has had on the UK’s environment, we welcome the steps being taken to transfer the body of European legislation into UK law. It is important, however, that this is undertaken in a robust and transparent manner. We are concerned that the following issues are not adequately addressed by the current Bill and call on ministers to provide assurance that the UK’s citizens and environment will be appropriately protected as we exit the EU.
As the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill passes through Parliament, a number of environmental professional bodies have collectively put together a briefing setting out their key positions and concerns. You can read our latest publication on what leaving the EU means for the environment here.