Green Brexit: One Year Countdown

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 20 March 2018
APPG on Climate Change (APPCCG) & APPG on Sustainable Resources (APSRG) , Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom

Chair

The Lord Inglewood DL

Speakers

  • Rebecca Pow MP, PPS to Defra
  • Stephen Gethins MP, SNP Foreign Affairs and Europe Spokesperson
  • Paul McNamee, Head of Politics, Green Alliance
  • Prof. Charlotte Burns, University of Sheffield and lead researcher on Brexit and Environment

Overview

Brexit is a source of considerable uncertainty for the environment, energy and climate change sectors. A year after the UK Government triggered Article 50 – and with one year to go until the UK formally leaves the EU – now is an opportune moment to reflect upon the achievements and failures of the past 12 months, and to renew our ambitions towards working to achieve a green Brexit. Key questions for discussion at this event include, among others:

What progress has been achieved in ensuring that Brexit poses no threat to the maintainenance and improvement of the UK’s environmental protections and standards?

What more is there that the UK Government and Parliament must do to achieve a green Brexit in the little time that remains until we leave the EU?

As we move towards the later stages of the Brexit process, both in negotiations with the EU and with legislation in Parliament, what can the sustainability community, policymakers and Parliamentarians do to secure a sustainable Brexit?

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