The future of evidence-based environmental policy in the Brexit UK

7 February 2017, 16:30 to 18:30h
Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2JU

The environment was seldom discussed in the run-up to the EU referendum, yet UK environmental policy is largely set by Brussels. As we grapple to understand the full implications of Brexit, many are now wondering what ‘taking back control’ might mean for the environment. About 100 environmentalists, economists and policy thinkers discussed the future of evidence-based policy making in the UK at a meeting hosted by the Natural Capital Initiative and the UK Network of Environmental Economists.

Chair: Joan Walley, Chair, Aldersgate Group
Amy Mount, Head of Greener UK Unit, Green Alliance
Edward Lockhart Mummery, Resource Decisions
Brett Day, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Exeter, Director of LEEP
Griffin Carpenter, environmental economist, New Economics Foundation

A short report of the event summarises the key risks and opportunities for the future of environmental policy that arise from Brexit.
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You can read an informal summary of the report on our blog.