2020 was a year for profound reflection having been unlike any other in living memory. Abrupt changes to everyday life and living as we know it that came with the spread of COVID-19 across the globe have rippled through every thread of the fabric of our society. The death of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests brought with them vital conversations about improving and enhancing equality of standing and opportunity internationally. The end of 2020 also saw the end of the Brexit transition period and the beginning of the UK’s new legal relationship with the European Union.
All these events have raised profound environmental questions, as well as social, political and economic ones. So after a tumultuous year for people and the planet, the PIEL committee are proud to present our 2021 conference — After the Storm: Environmental Law in 2021 and beyond.
The conference took place on the 13th – 14th of April and you can find the details below.
Opening Address (13th April, 9:30-11:00)
Closing Address (14th April, 15:30-17:00)
Panels and Speakers
COVID-19 (13th April, 11:15 – 13:15)
This panel will discuss ‘What can environmental law do to protect against future pandemics?‘
Equality (13th April, 15:30 – 17:30)
The panel will elaborate on ‘What can environmental law do to better safeguard and mitigate against inequalities and injustices?’
Brexit (14th April, 11:15 – 12:45)
The speakers will be exploring ‘The priorities for environmental law after Brexit and what will the consequences mean for the UK‘
The right to participate in the conference is subject to attendees’ respectful behaviour towards the organizers, speakers and other attendees. We reserve the right to remove participants who do not meet this standard.