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Implementing a coherent environmental regulatory system outside the EU:the Norwegian experience
Marriott County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB
5pm - 7pm (followed by refreshments),28th November 2016
As part of its work to keep members informed on the possible impacts of Brexit on our sector, EIC has arranged a seminar in partnership with members Ramboll Environ, providing an opportunity for the Norwegian environment agency to brief members on the key issues as they see them. The recent legal challenge to the government's timetable for triggering Article 50 means that huge uncertainty remains over the precise relationship the UK will have with the EU beyond March 2019, resulting in much doubt about the future of environmental legislation in Britain.
While it is perhaps unlikely that we will end up with the full ‘Norway option’, it is almost certain that we will continue to implement some parts of the EU environmental regulation regime while being outside formal EU structures and decision making, while at the same time aiming to combine this in a coherent way with a larger amount of domestic legislation.
This seminar is an opportunity for EIC members and guests to hear directly from Signe Ramdal, a senior Director at the Norwegian Environment Agency, about how Norway has done this, and to discuss with her and her equivalent at the English Environment Agency, Harvey Bradshaw, what lessons there are for the UK as we set out on the Brexit path. EIC's executive director will chair the session.
After the formal meeting, we will hold a drinks reception for those attending. The event is free of charge.
Ramboll Environ is the global Environment and Health practice of leading engineering, design and consultancy company, Ramboll. Trusted by clients to manage their most challenging environmental, health and social issues, Ramboll Environ has more than 2,100 staff worldwide. Ramboll works across the areas of Buildings, Transport, Planning and Urban Design, Water, Environment and Health, Energy, Oil and Gas, and Management Consulting, and has more than 13,000 experts across 300 offices in 35 countries.
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EIC (the Environmental Industries Commission) is a trade association that represents the interests of the UK environmental technology and services sector.