The blog has been very successful since its launch in late April 2021, both in terms of the nature of the contributions but also the reach of the blog – for example, it has been cited in a debate in the House of Lords.
Posts have covered a wide range of topics in the environmental field, from recent case law on climate change and rights to the role of mediation in statutory nuisance claims as well as the finer details of the enactment and implementation of the Environment Act 2021 and the new Office for Environmental Protection. Posts vary in length but aim to provide a succinct and clear summary of the subject matter of the post as well as an analysis of its relevance for practitioners.
Dr Ciara Brennan is a member of FTB’s Academic Panel and has recently become the Director of the Environmental Justice Network Ireland. She is also a visiting fellow at Newcastle Law School. She is a transdisciplinary researcher specialising in the enforcement of environmental law, environmental justice, systems of environmental governance and environmental politics. She has a particular interest in environmental governance in post-conflict societies and has published widely on environmental governance challenges in Northern Ireland.
Flora Curtis joined FTB in October 2021 and has a busy practice across all Chambers’ specialisms. She has a particular interest in environmental law and has assisted in environmental judicial reviews including R (Plan B Earth & Others) v The Prime Minister & Others  EWHC 3469 (Admin). She is currently instructed in three challenges to the Government's Net Zero Strategy. She is a regular contributor to the ELB and has written posts on a variety of topics including biodiversity net gain, “Scope 3” emissions and environmental assessment of permitted development rights.
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