Following the UK's decision the leave the EU Matthew Spencer, director of Green Alliance, issued this response:
"The nation is divided, and our environment is one of the few things left which we have in common. Britain will now have to create new national laws and stronger public institutions to fill the gaping holes that will be left as we jettison strong EU environmental agreements. The public did not vote for a race to the bottom, they will expect standards of environmental protection to be at least as strong in the UK as they are in France and Germany. We now need a plan from government to achieve that.”
We are currently working closely with our NGO partners on our post referendum environmental strategy.
You can find a variety of opinions and perspectives on what Brexit means for environment policy from both Green Alliance staff and other leading commentators in business, NGOs and academia on our blog.