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How will Brexit impact the UK’s climate change policy?

Published on: 24 May 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • How will Brexit impact the UK’s climate change policy?
  • What is the background leading to the commission of the report ‘Leaving the EU: negotiation priorities for energy and climate change policy’?
  • What does the report recommend with regard to membership of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)?
  • What other recommendations are made with regard to climate change policy?
  • What concerns are highlighted with regard to the UK becoming a ‘rule taker’?
  • Is there anything else in the report of interest to environmental lawyers?

Article summary

Environment analysis: Steven McNab, partner and head of the environment and climate change practice at Simmons & Simmons, and Sarah-Jane Denton, consultant in the environment and climate change group also at Simmons & Simmons, discuss a recent report on the EU’s energy and climate policy and point out that a disproportionately large amount of UK environmental legislation is based on or derived from EU law and its extraction is expected to be complex. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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