In response to the Queen's speech, Shaun Spiers, executive director of Green Alliance and chair of Greener UK said:
“This Queen’s speech has set the course for one of the most important parliaments for the environment in a generation. The government has used favourable language around international leadership and remaining at the forefront of global climate action, working to fully implement the Paris Agreement.
But there are still questions around the Repeal Bill
and environmental safeguards as we leave the EU, such as what will happen to the principles that underpin EU protections, and which institutions will enforce environmental laws post-Brexit.
The Repeal Bill must work hand in hand with the Trade Bill, the Agriculture Bill and the Fisheries Bill to make sure it sets a clear path for the UK as a world-leader on the environment and to ensure a greener UK.”