Legislation and Governance Unit


Green Alliance’s Legislation and Governance Unit was launched in January 2024. It picks up the baton on the work of the ground breaking post-Brexit initiative Greener UK, steered by Green Alliance, which came to a close in December 2023.

As the successor to Greener UK, the new unit is a unique hub for environmental sector activity focusing on important legal and governmental processes.

The unit’s priorities include tracking the implementation of the Environment Act 2021 to ensure its important provisions are realised, maintaining a close watch on how the sweeping powers in the Retained EU Law Act 2023 are used and pressing for stronger environmental governance and laws in Wales.

Building on the considerable expertise and networks developed during the seven years of the Greener UK coalition, the unit will produce briefings for parliament and expert analysis, scrutinise legislative and regulatory changes, and support the sector on parliamentary responses and knowledge sharing.


Exchange of letters between the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs and Green Alliance on the department’s retained EU law revocation list, February 2024

Green Alliance was invited to give feedback on the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs’ proposed list of retained EU laws to revoke under the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 in January 2024. We welcomed this opportunity to engage and scrutinised the list alongside experts from partner organisations in the sector to make sure that the government’s commitments to uphold environmental protections and respect international obligations is delivered. We responded with some technical questions for Defra on specific laws which were answered by the department. The revocation list has now been laid before parliament via secondary legislation.

Briefings and consultation responses

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