Brexit implications for environment policy examined by committee
14 July 2016
The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee questions experts about the possible impact of Brexit on EU and UK environment policy.
- Parliament TV: Potential implications of Brexit for environment policy
- EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
- The policy implications of Brexit for environment policy - transcript [PDF]
- The policy implications of Brexit for environment policy - transcript [HTML]
Wednesday 20 July in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
- Martin Nesbit, Senior Fellow and Head of Environment and Climate Governance Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policy
- Dr Charlotte Burns, Senior Lecturer, University of York
- Professor Andrew Jordan, Professor of Environmental Science, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
- What will be the main short- and long-term impact of Brexit on environment policy in the UK?
- What EU environmental measures are expected in the coming two years? Is there scope for the UK to continue to play a role in shaping these policies?
- What EU laws and requirements the UK will continue to be bound by (explicitly or implicitly), depending on the nature of the future relationship with the EU?
- To what extent will the UK need to align its environment policy with EU policy and standards to continue to trade in the Single Market?
- What progress has the UK made towards meeting EU standards on air quality, water quality and waste management targets?
- What should be the priorities for the UK's future relationship with the EU on environmental issues? What might this mean for the negotiations?