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What will Brexit mean for the climate? (Clue: it doesn’t look good)

Blog post authored by Michele Stua, University of Sussex and Ed Dearnley, University of Sussex With Brexit negotiations stuck on ...

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4th December 2017
European flag flying in front of an embassy in Dublin (c) Viviane Gravey

Brexit & Environment: taking the EU side into account

With the EU Withdrawal Bill entering Committee Stage this week, discussions on Brexit and environment turn inwards – asking how ...

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15th November 2017
Clean Growth Strategy from BEIS webpage.

Is the Clean Growth Strategy Brexit-proof?

The Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy published the long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy last week, setting out the ways ...

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19th October 2017
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Post-Brexit options for UK chemicals law

What may happen to UK chemicals policy post-Brexit? As a way of understanding why Brexit poses such challenges, I look ...

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6th October 2017
Swiss Cow Grazing

The gilded green cage: Swiss agricultural policy and lessons for Brexit Britain

Switzerland sits outside the European Union (EU) and its’ much critiqued Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). From this position, Switzerland has ...

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19th September 2017
Cow in Donegal (V Gravey)

Having the agri-food cake and eating it ?

This week has seen the publications of two position papers from the UK government, on future customs arrangement and on ...

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17th August 2017
Dangerous Chemicals sticker on door

Can Brexit truly bring a ‘better’ chemicals regulation?

On 20 July 2017, MP Mary Creagh asked Michael Gove to explain how chemicals will be regulated after Brexit. The ...

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31st July 2017
Gove Speech

Green Gove woos environment sector: but what about devolution?

Despite a House of Lords report published last week warning that the impact of Brexit on the UK’s devolution settlements ...

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24th July 2017

Post-Brexit agri-environment and fisheries policy in the UK – A new dawn?  

The EU has had a profound impact upon UK agriculture and fisheries policy. Brexit will lead to considerable change in ...

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3rd July 2017

Green Party report card: Better campaign, worse outcome?

Our new blog post in The Conversation looks at how its not just Jeremy Corbyn that's creating headache for the Greens in the ...

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6th June 2017

Three unintended consequences of Brexit for UK energy and climate policy

Energy, the environment and climate change were barely mentioned during the EU referendum campaign, and Theresa May has since spent ...

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4th May 2017

Silver linings: What to expect from environmental chapters in the EU’s Free Trade Agreements?

This blog post summarises Dr Laurens Ankersmit’s (ClientEarth) contributions to the Brexit & Environment roundtable organised by the British Academy ...

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7th February 2017