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date: 19 October 2019

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This chapter examines the overall structure and substance of environmental law in the United Kingdom (UK). There are three main sections—the first considers the allocation of power for environmental regulation in the UK by analysing three competing forces that have helped to shape the ‘infrastructure’ of environmental law in the United Kingdom. The second section provides an outline of the structure and substance of the core areas of environmental regulation in the United Kingdom. The aim here is to summarize the techniques employed in the UK to regulate environmental quality, land use, waste management, nature conservation, and industrial pollution control. The final section addresses implementation; focusing on the role of central government, local government, specialist agencies, and courts and tribunals.

Keywords: comparative environmental law, United Kingdom, pollution, water, government, climate change, enforcement and administration of environmental law, jurisdiction of states, organs of states

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