Big New Year questions on the environment and politics

New Year articles and blogs often predict what is going to happen in the year ahead. But after the political upsets of the past couple years, it seems more appropriate to pose questions than predict outcomes. So here are some of the important questions that need addressing this year, starting, inevitably, with Brexit. 1. Hard questions on post-Brexit trade deals

The government’s 25 year plan should mobilise private funding for environmental restoration

Since the EU referendum, there has been growing pressure for clarity over two things. First, how an independent UK will protect its natural environment, and, second, how we will pay for it, as most of the legislation that currently directs these areas comes from the EU. Very soon, the government will be laying down the first major marker for its

Hard Brexit may have unpalatable consequences for UK agriculture

At last week’s Tory Conference we saw and heard yet more evidence of Theresa May’s innate pragmatism. We’re to transpose all EU legislation, including those related to nature and the wider environment, into UK Law, buying us time to consider what we want, don’t want and what can be improved. It also keeps the show on the road and sustains current levels of protection at a time when uncertainty could have eroded confidence and the authority

What will Brexit mean for UK energy, resources and natural environment policy?

Now that the dust has settled after the referendum and the new government is in place, it’s a good point to take stock and consider what Brexit will mean for UK national policy on the environment. Here, three of our policy experts give their insights on … Continue reading →