Actions and Detail Panel
UK Environmental Governance Post-Brexit: What Will Happen to Waste?
Thu 30 March 2017, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
Addressing the sustainability implications of waste is a long-standing sphere of European Union activity that has had significant effects on UK policy and practice in the past. As the UK moves to leave the EU, however, this situation now faces significant disruption.
This workshop offers participants the chance to enhance knowledge exchange and network-formation activity required to better understand the potential effects of Brexit on UK waste governance. It brings together a range of waste stakeholders, policy makers, NGOs, academic researchers and others who have a concern for the evolution of waste policy, and gather their views and reactions to a series of scenarios for post-Brexit waste policy. These scenarios are presented by Cardiff University researchers, Richard Cowell, Andrew Flynn and Nick Hacking.
One key theme is devolution and the competing claims of more autonomy for Wales against pressures for policy consistency. Another facet of the debate is that the Article 50 process coincides with sustainable waste governance receiving renewed impetus through the EU’s moves towards a so-called ‘circular economy’ involving greater waste reduction. However, the ability of the waste management industry to achieve greater sustainability is currently contested in the light of negative market shifts since the recession of 2008 to 2013, and the anticipated costs of regulatory compliance.
Workshop: 14.00 to 16.00
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Council Chamber, School of Geography and Planning
Kind Edward Avenue VII Avenue