Green groups urge UK to stay in European Environment Agency

A number of environmental groups have called on the government to ensure the UK remains part of the European Environment Agency (EEA) after the Brexit transition period.

In a letter to The Times last week, signatories including Stanley Johnson, Boris Johnson’s father and vice-president of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, urged ministers to “examine carefully the case for continued UK membership of the EEA as provided for under the existing statutes”.

The UK remains a member of the EEA under the Brexit transitional arrangements. However, in order to remain a member beyond 31 December 2020, it will need to reach an agreement with the EU and accept the jurisdiction of the CJEU concerning contractual and other liabilities of the EEA. 

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