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UKELA was established as a registered charity in 1988 and is the UK forum which aims to make better law for the environment and to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law. Our charitable objects include promoting, for the benefit of the public generally, the enhancement and conservation of the environment in the UK and advancing the education of the public in all matters relating to the development, teaching, application and practice of law relating to the environment.

We encourage collaboration between those interested in environmental law, as well as advising and commenting on relevant issues. Most of our funding comes from membership subscriptions, sponsorship and events income. This means that UKELA is both a strongly independent voice and broadly representative of the sector. As a charity UKELA must provide a public benefit from the money it receives.  One of our main aims is to make better law for the environment. We do this by influencing and commenting on the law as it is formulated. See more on our Events and in our Reading Room.

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