Working towards a sustainable environment

With Theresa May set to step down as Prime Minister this week after failing to pass her Withdrawal Agreement, edie’s new podcast mini-series explores the impact of Brexit on key areas of the UK’s green economy. Up next: Low-carbon transport. 

The fifth episode in this six-part series explores how Brexit will affect the policy and business spheres' approach to decarbonising transport systems

The fifth episode in this six-part series explores how Brexit will affect the policy and business spheres’ approach to decarbonising transport systems

In a week where US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK is being dominated by discussions regarding trade deals and climate change, edie’s Big Brexit Questions podcast series returns after a brief hiatus. This episode explores transport with Greener Journeys’ chief executive Claire Haigh.

Entitled ‘The Big Brexit Questions’ and hosted by edie’s content editor, Matt Mace and reporter, Sarah George, this podcast series hears 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 this episode, Haigh discusses the ways in which Brexit can potentially hinder – or help – the low-carbon transition in the transport sector, which is currently the most emitting in the UK, with Sarah.

You can catch up on the first episode, which sees Sarah discuss Brexit’s impacts on resource efficiency and waste management with the Environmental Services Association’s (ESA) policy and parliamentary affairs officer Libby Forrest, by clicking here.

The second episode, featuring green campaign group Friends of the Earth’s senior policy advisor and nature campaigner Paul De Zylva discussing biodiversity and natural capital, is available here.

Episode three sees Matt talking Brexit and renewable energy with the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) policy & external affairs director James Court.

And in episode four, the chair of the City of London Corporation’s Green Finance Initiative and former Lord Mayor of London, Sir Roger Gifford, provides insight into Brexit’s likely impacts on the green finance sphere.

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

edie Staff