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20 lessons for 20 years - What laws exist to protect the environment?

Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • Law & The Justice System • Lesson and support materials

What laws exist to protect the environment?

This lesson introduces and defines the concept of Green Crime. Although many of us are familiar with the fact that the environment is protected and of the existence of the Environment Agency and that we have laws to protect the environment. However, Green Crime goes further than just this and encompasses a larger range of activities that cause harm or damage to the planet. The law that exists about to address Green Crime differs from country to country.

This lesson is part of our 20 Lessons for 20 Years collection celebrating the fantastic work that is carried out every day in our Citizenship community of teachers.  Our teachers have shared their favourite lessons that encompass the knowledge, skills and understanding pupils develop through Citizenship education.