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In 2016 the UK voted to leave the EU.  But what does Brexit mean for the environment? Whatever type of Brexit is delivered, 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. 


If you would like to learn more, please contact us. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Leadership Team

The Brexit & Environment network is led by our three co-chairs, with support from our network coordinator.

University of Sheffield
Network Co-chair

Expertise: Environmental Principles/Policy

University of East Anglia
Network Co-chair

Expertise: Environmental Governance


Queen’s University Belfast
Network Co-chair

Expertise: Agriculture, Northern Ireland

University of East Anglia
Network Coordinator

Expertise: Climate Policy

Associates

Our associates are academics with deep expertise on Brexit and its potential impacts on a wide range of environmental policy/law issues.

University of Dundee

Expertise: Environmental Law, Scotland



Cardiff University

Expertise: Planning Policy, Wales

University of York

Expertise: Climate Policy, Political Parties

Queen’s University Belfast

Expertise: Agriculture

Cardiff University

Expertise: Agriculture, Law, Trade

Our projects

The Brexit & Environment network is involved in the following research projects:

Winner of ‘Insight Of The Year’ At The ENDS Awards 2017

Winner Ends Award 2017

Winner of UEA Impact and Innovation Award 2018

Winner UEA Impact and Innovation Award 2018