A New Regime For Environmental Law

The relatively newly-established Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has already hit the headlines. Set up to hold public authorities in England and Northern Ireland to account on environmental law, the OEP comments on Government’s interpretation, enforcement and proposed amendment of environmental laws, as well as scrutinising its plans for meeting legally-binding environmental goals. This presentation will outline the functions of the OEP, why it matters for businesses, and detail the OEP’s assessment of England’s Environmental Improvement Plan.


Julie Hill has had a career in environmental policy and politics, working primarily in the UK. She is presently an inaugural Non-executive Board Member of England and Northern Ireland’s Office for Environmental Protection (OEP); Chair of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and Chair of the Advisory Committee for Social Science (ACSS) for the Food Standards Agency (FSA). Former roles include Chair of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), board member of the Eden Project, the Environment Agency (EA) and the Consumer Council for Water (CCW). She has written and presented widely, including a popular science book ‘The Secret Life of Stuff’.

Thursday, 05 October 2023

11:00 - 11:45 BST


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  • Julie Hill
    Julie Hill
    Board Member
    Office for Environmental Protection
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    Simon Mills
    Senior Associate
    Z/Yen Group