With MPs having failed to agree on a Withdrawal Agreement ahead of the 29 March deadline, the UK’s green economy is continuing to ask questions about when and how we will exit the EU, and what impact this will have on business. edie has therefore launched a new series of podcast episodes exploring what Brexit will really mean for key environmental areas, in under 15 minutes.
Brexit seems to have dominated the front pages of the tabloids for months now, with the media honing in on Parliament’s repeated failures to agree on a Withdrawal Agreement ahead of the original deadline and, latterly, the 12 April extended deadline.
And now that the UK is set to leave the EU on 31 October, after Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to a flexible extension with the bloc last week, we are still no clearer as to how, when, and even if, Brexit will take shape.
In light of this confusing, uncertain and somewhat tumultuous political process, the edie editorial team will be hosting a series of podcasts, each explaining in 15 minutes what Brexit will mean for the UK’s low-carbon economy.
Entitled ‘The Big Brexit Questions’ and hosted by edie’s content editor, Matt Mace and reporter, Sarah George, this podcast series will hear from the experts at the forefront of the green economy’s push to help Ministers deliver a Brexit which either preserves or betters the nation’s existing environmental legislation.
Running as a six-part series, the podcast examines the impacts that the UK’s various exit scenarios will have on green legislation and on sustainable business across six key areas – resource efficiency, natural capital, green finance, clean energy, transport and the built environment.
In our first episode, Sarah is joined by the Environmental Services Association’s (ESA) policy and parliamentary affairs officer Libby Forrest, who will be speaking at edie live (click here for more information) next month. She talks us through how the waste and resource management sector is preparing for Brexit and the policy changes which have spurred these moves.
The edie Brexit Matrix
edie readers keen to explore, in more detail, the impacts that the UK’s various exit scenarios would have on environmental policy, now have access to a FREE downloadable “Matrix” outlining this information clearly.
Produced by the edie editorial team with support from green policy experts, the Matrix maps out the potential ramifications of Brexit for the green economy, whatever the outcome.
You can download the Matrix by clicking here.
The edie staff