Event archive

Event Organiser: ICE

Environmental policy post-Brexit and its impact on infrastructure, Edinburgh

  • Lecture
  • Edinburgh
  • 13 September 2018
  • 17:45 - 20:00
Environmental policy post-Brexit and its impact on infrastructure, Edinburgh

Watch this event

Until now EU law has prevented significant differences between Scottish and English legislation, however divergence in key areas of regulation including waste, water and permitting could accelerate significantly outside the constraints of the EU, argues Anne Johnstone at this not-to-be-missed event.

Chair of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA), Anne will give an authoritative overview of the flurry of activity at UK and Scottish Government level with only months to go before the UK is due to exit the EU including:

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
  • European Union (Legal Continuity)(Scotland) Bill 2018
  • Proposed Environmental Principles and Governance Bill Consultation
  • Report on Environmental Governance in Scotland after EU withdrawal (Scottish Government)

All of this against a backdrop of change in environmental regulation in Scotland driven by the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 which has given the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) new powers explained in their One Planet Prosperity strategy.

Anne's lecture will be immediately preceded by a short AGM for the Edinburgh Area Branch of ICE Scotland.

Registration and refreshments from 5.45pm for a 6.15pm start.

Join online

This event is being broadcast online. The link for the online broadcast will be made available up to 24 hours before the event.

If you require a password, please enter: scotevent


For more information, please contact:

Ellen Halkon
e: [email protected]


Anne Johnstone

Anne Johnstone

Anne is Chair of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA), the UK's leading membership organisation for anyone interested in environmental law.

UKELA's aim is to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law, to make the law work for a better environment. Anne is an environmental consultant, and Partner and Head of the Environment, Energy & Sustainability Service at Malcolm Hollis, an independent building consultancy firm with offices across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

Anne has experience in a broad range of environmental specialisms including due diligence, contaminated land investigation and risk assessment, remediation, environmental permitting and ecosystem services assessment. She has also provided Expert Witness services to clients in relation to contaminated land liabilities.

Event venue

Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: [email protected]