At the end of January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. But what does Brexit mean for the environment? Regardless of the future relationship with the EU, there will be significant implications for environmental policy and governance in the UK.
Policy-makers, environmental NGOs and the public need expert knowledge in order to seize the opportunities and mitigate the risks posed by Brexit. Because policy making in the EU is often highly technical, its net effect on the daily lives of UK citizens and their local environment tends to escape media attention.
We are a network of independent researchers from across the UK and the EU working on projects related to Brexit and the environment. This website, funded by the ESRC, is a hub of information on how Brexit affects the environment and related sectors such as agriculture and fisheries.
We are available to speak to the press about our reports, Brexit and EU policy, and to discuss opportunities to commission new work by our team of academic researchers.
The Brexit & Environment network is led by our three co-chairs, with support from our network coordinator.
Our associates are academics with deep expertise on Brexit and its potential impacts on a wide range of environmental policy/law issues.
The Brexit & Environment network is involved in the following research projects:
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