The Covid-19 Outbreak in the UK. The Impact of Public Health Security on Environmental Protection

Authors: Carmine Petteruti


This paper outlines the impact of Covid-19 on environmental policies in the United Kingdom. The first part is a survey on the measures implemented to cope with the Covid-19 emergency, also highlighting some emergency measures enforced by the Italian government. Then, it focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 emergency legislation on environmental and climate change policies and legislations, deal- ing with Brexit’s challenges for the UK environmental law. The conclusion highlights some of the main issues related to the emergency legislation and to the protection of fundamental human rights.

Keywords: Covid-19 Pandemic, The Coronavirus Act 2020, Environmental Protection and climate change in the UK, Comparative Public Law