Brexit could threaten EU and global climate ambition

Brexit’s impacts on climate policy could be greatest in the EU and globally, although extreme Brexit could weaken UK domestic ambition, say analysts

Brexit is ste to raise internal tensions on climate policy among EU remaining members, potentially weakening ambition. Photograph: Andrey Kuzmin/123RF

The UK’s departure from the EU risks damaging climate policy ambition at European and international level, but could also weaken national commitments, say Dublin analysts.

The policy briefing, published by the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), analysed four scenarios for the UK, ranging from a reversal of Brexit (‘Remain’) to soft Brexit, hard Brexit and ‘ultra-hard Brexit’. 

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