UK Environmental Policy Post-Brexit: A Risk Analysis: A report commissioned by Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Charlotte Burns, Viviane Gravey, Andrew Jordan

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The United Kingdom’s environmental policy
sector has been profoundly affected by European
Union (EU) membership. As the UK approaches
the EU’s exit door, uncertainties about what waits
beyond abound. The government has promised a
‘green Brexit’ but exactly what this means and the
challenges to its delivery remain under explored.
This report seeks to provide clarity about the
potential environmental implications raised
by a number of prominent post-Brexit trade
models. We provide a transparent, evidencebased
assessment of the risks to current policy
and governance systems, focussing upon the
Norwegian, Canadian (CETA), Turkish and no deal
models. For the no deal model we analyse both
the planned and chaotic options.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherESRC UK in a Changing Europe Initiative
Commissioning bodyFriends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2018


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