No aspect of UK green policy safe from Brexit threat, warn campaigners

The UK’s progress on environmental issues and climate change is at a severe risk of being undermined by Brexit, as the country edges closer to leaving the EU without a deal, a new report has found.

In its latest Brexit risk update, environmental coalition Greener UK has again warned that all areas of environmental policy are at “high risk” of being undermined by Brexit, despite the government’s new commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“This is a strange time for environmental politics,” said Shaun Spiers, chair of the coalition. “On the one hand, candidates seeking to become Conservative Party leader and our next prime minister are queuing up to support ambitious targets for carbon reduction. On the other, some of them claim to be relaxed about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.”

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