After Brexit: Should the UK rejoin the EEA?

While the UK is out of the European Environment Agency, common reporting on green issues will be vital to upholding a level playing field after the transition period. Is rejoining the agency the answer?

One consequence of prime minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to “get Brexit done” by January was the abrupt departure of the UK from the European Environment Agency (EEA), the Copenhagen-based body that coordinates pan-European data sharing and reporting on green issues. 

Campaigners and policy experts have long called for the UK to remain part of the EEA, with none other than Stanley Johnson, the prime minister’s father, singing the praises of continued membership in a letter to the Times. 

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