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UK Environmental Policy after Brexit – 24/1/2018


24 January 2018


10:00 – 17:30


Edgbaston Room Lucas House, 48 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2RA


University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham

The event

Most environmental policy in the UK emanates from the EU andis enshrined in hundreds of EU regulations and directives. When the UK exits the EU it will regain the power to pursue an independent environmental policy. Decisions will then need to be made on the future form of UK environmental policy. There will need to be a dialogue between Government, businesses, environmental NGOs and academics to deliver desired environmental outcomes and evaluate the inevitable societal trade-offs. Michael Gove recently announced his plans for a new, independent body for environmental standards after we leave the European Union. The consultation on the specific powers and scope of the new body will be launched in early this year. The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham are holding a joint workshop on UK environmental policy after Brexit. The workshop will approach policy issues from a socio-economic perspective. Speakers are drawn from academia, Government bodies and other stakeholders.

The workshop will:

  • Explain the extent to which the EU currently shapes UK environmental policy
  • Deal with specific issues in air quality, water quality, waste and energy efficiency / the EU Emissions Trading System
  • Provide views from industry on the extent to which environmental regulation can and should be reshaped
  • Discuss the relationship between trade and the environment and how it links with future trade negotiations
  • Provide an opportunity to put questions to the speakers

Booking and further information

Attendance is free but places are limited and so it is necessary to reserve your place now.

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