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Scotland's Environment after Brexit

Scotland's Environment after Brexit

Thu 16 February 2017 17:00-18:30

Debating Hall, Teviot Row House

Free event, register for tickets here


The future of the natural environment is likely to play a prominent part in the Brexit debate. This is particularly the case for Scotland, as most environment powers are devolved, but much of its environmental regulation is framed around or underpinned by EU law. Important decisions will have to be made on how Scotland’s environment is regulated and protected in the future – and it’s unclear when, how or who by those decisions will be made. This event will explore these challenges and encourage public discussion of them.




Dr Annalisa Savaresi is Lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Stirling. Her research focuses on climate change, biodiversity, forestry, environmental liability, renewable energy and the interplay between environmental and human rights law. She has also acted as a consultant on environmental issues for numerous think tanks and international organisations.


Dr Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann is Lecturer in EU Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde. His work explores global environmental justice and sustainability using critical, socio-legal approaches. His research interests include environmental law theory (including global constitutionalism, pluralism and post-colonialism), EU environmental law and human rights and the environment.


Daphne Vlastari is Advocacy Officer at Scottish Environment LINK, the association of Scotland’s voluntary environment organisations. In this role, she provides support on advocacy matters to LINK members and groups, and engages in direct advocacy work on environmental issues across the Scottish policy community. She previously worked for Burson-Marsteller, the public relations and communications agency, in Brussels.


Sustain.ED is Edinburgh’s first citywide green festival brought to you by the Students’ Association Sabbatical Officer team, in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh City Council. 


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