Actions and Detail Panel
The Environment in Brexit Britain
Tue 21 March 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
The Environment in Brexit Britain
This is a disorientating moment for the U.K. Sweeping change seems inevitable. Immediate concerns dominate the news and our consciousness - health, trade, education, housing, economic and foreign policy are all in flux. Decisions made across all of these areas will impact on the environment at local, national and international levels. We are left wondering what Environmental policy will look like in a post Brexit Britain.
Join our expert panel for a very important conversation
Tom Brake MP – Liberal Democrats @ThomasBrake
Fiona Harvey - The Guardian @fionaharvey
James Murray – Editor Business Green @James_BG
Amy Mount - Green Alliance (co-ordinator of Greener UK) @ASmallAMount
Sam Lowe - Friends of the Earth @SamuelMarcLowe
Max Wakefield – 10:10 @wakmax
Esther Obiri-Darko - Green Party and Secondary School teacher @GreenTooting
The Government looks set to trigger Article 50 on March 31st 2017. Once the UK is outside of the EU it will carry more responsibility for environmental and sustainability standards, regulations and laws. The consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the EU are very uncertain.
Environmental regulations may be relaxed to attract business investment, restrictions on air pollution might be lowered, incentives for road building, fossil fuel energy plants and fracking might be enhanced. Renewable energy may suffer further setbacks in relation to investment and policy. Wildlife may or may not benefit as farming and fisheries policy change. The UK Government might revisit commitments made at COP21, its role within the UNFCCC process and the Climate Change Act. Should the UK economy suffer as a result of Brexit, Government spending on flood prevention, climate change adaptation and environmental education might be further squeezed.
Equally, Brexit and taking back control of the rules and regulations that govern our environmental policy, might give current and future UK Government’s an opportunity to set laws that are better suited to our unique set of island ecosystems.
We hope you can join us to take part in the conversation of our times.
Who is organising this event?
Why is Green Schools Project organising this event?
Green Schools Project works with schools, but we believe that environmental education needs to continue into adulthood. We think this conversation is incredibly important to current and future generations, the decisions made today will impact us for decades to come. We wanted to bring our skills as educators to catalyse this vital conversation.
Who is this event for?
Anyone who is interested in the environment, sustainability or education. This event is not just for teachers and pupils, although they are very welcome!
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please get in touch with Morgan Phillips via www.morganhopephillips.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, just your name. Space is limited at Impact Hub, so please let us know if you can't attend so that we can make your place available to another participant.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
That is absolutely fine, but please let us know if your ticket is not going to be used so we can pass it onto another participant.