Due to Covid-19, many of EPUK’s have been postponed or cancelled. The Annual Conference 2020 will still take place as virtual event. Sign up on the Conference 2020 page.
Annual General Meeting 2020
2019 Annual Conference
Wednesday 13 November, University of Birmingham Conference Centre
Delivering a better environment for the UK?
– challenges for a new and effective environmental framework
The context for last year’s conference was the degree of uncertainty surrounding Government plans for a new Environmental Bill while the future extent of alignment between the UK’s and Europe’s environmental policies remained and still remains unclear. Conference considered the challenges of ensuring adequate protection for the environment in the Government’s new Environmental Bill as well as the adequacy of the powers of the new watchdog, the Office for Environment Protection.
Despite uncertainty about environmental policy for the future, the challenge of delivering environmental protection for all in the UK continues to be the focus of work for Local Authorities and other bodies involved in delivering environmental protection. In addition to the keynote talks, special sessions on air quality, land quality and noise, gave updates on current issues in environmental protection. The programme was planned to ensure lively discussion in the conference sessions and many opportunities for networking and viewing the exhibition and displays. You can read the presentations on our Resources page.