Devolved nations’ environmental policy making powers could be ‘eroded’ after Brexit

The ability of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to innovate and develop environmental policies suited to local circumstances risks being eroded once the UK leaves the EU, according to academics

EU-UK flag illustration. Photograph: liorpt/123RFThe ability of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to innovate and develop environmental policies suited to local circumstances risks being eroded once the UK leaves the EU, according to academics.

In a new report published today, the Brexit and Environment academic network outlined the findings of discussions with stakeholders in the devolved nations. The four nations of the UK hold complementary yet diverging preferences on environmental policies, it notes.

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