BRITAIN VOTES OUT: IMPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

6th July 2016

The British people have voted to leave the European Union. 

We will soon enter a negotiation period during which the UK and EU must agree a new relationship, including on environmental, climate and energy policy. 

EU legislation has played an important role in shaping the UK’s environmental policy in areas such as industrial pollution, air quality and water quality and setting common environmental standards for products and vehicles across the single market. But the UK has also led the way in some areas such as climate change through the Climate Change Act and in marine conservation through the creation of the Pitcairn marine reserve.

This Aldersgate Group event and our panel discussed the environmental implications of the referendum, what should be the UK’s key priority areas of engagement with the EU in the negotiation process, what should be its main environmental priorities going forward and how the UK can best go about growing its low carbon economy in this new context.

SPEAKERS

Chair

  • Tom Clarke, Science Editor, Channel 4 News

Panellists

  • Lord Deben, Chair, Committee on Climate Change
  • Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party
  • David Baldock, Executive Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • Nick Lakin, Head of Government Affairs, Kingfisher plc
  • Caroline May, Head of Environment, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Sara Bell, Chief Executive, Tempus Energy

THANK YOU TO CMS CAMERON MCKENNA FOR HOSTING. THE FULL EVENT SUMMARY IS AVAILABLE ONLINE.